Sample Schedule for a Bachelor’s in Architecture

The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this degree. For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Course Catalog.

First Year

CAP First-Year Program

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ARCH 201
Architectural Design 4
ARCH 214 Architectural Building Technology 1 3
ARCH 229
History of Architecture 1 3
ARCH 263
Digital Design 3
University Core Curriculum 3
Total Credits 16
Spring Semester (Second Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 202 Architectural Design 4
ARCH 218
Structural Systems 1 3
ARCH 261
Design Communications Media 3 1
ARCH 273 Environmental Systems 3
Personal Finance* 1
University Core Curriculum 3
Total Credits 15
Summer Semester (Second Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 455 or ARCH 405 Internship or 3-credit studio 0
Fall Semester (Third Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 301
Architectural Design 5
ARCH 318
Structural Systems 2 3
ARCH 352
Cultural & Social Issues 3
ARCH 373
Environmental Systems 2 3
WPP 392
Writing Proficiency Exam 0
University Core Curriculum 3
Total Credits 17
Spring Semester (Third Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 302
Architectural Design 5
ARCH 314
Architectural Building Technology 3
ARCH 329
History of Architecture 2 3
University Core Curriculum 3
University Core Curriculum 3
Total Credits 17
Summer Semester (Third year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 455 or ARCH 406 Internship or 3 credit studio 0
Fall Semester (Fourth Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 401
Architectural Design 5
ARCH 418
Structural Systems 3 3
ARCH 429
Environment & Culture 3
University Core Curriculum 3
General Elective 2
Total Credits 16
Spring Semester (Fourth Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 402
Architectural Design 6 6
CAP, ARCH, LA, or PLAN Elective 3
Total Credits 9