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 251 Intro to Social and Environmental Justice in Design 3
ARCH 263 Digital Design 3
University Core Curriculum Core Curriculum Course 1
Total Credits 17
Spring Semester (Second Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 202 Architectural Design 4
ARCH 218
Structural Systems 1 3
ARCH 273
Environmental Systems 1 3
ARCH 329 History of Architecture 2 3
Physical Fitness Fitness course 2
University Core Curriculum Core Curriculum Course 3
Total Credits 18
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 340
Introduction to Historic Preservation for Architects 3
ARCH 373
Environmental Systems 2 3
ARCH 410 Critical Practice 3
WPP 392 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
Total Credits 17
Spring Semester (Third Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 302
Architectural Design 5
ARCH 314
Architectural Building Technology 3
CAP, ARCH, LA, or PLAN
Elective 3
University Core Curriculum Core Curriculum Course 3
Total Credits 14
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
University Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum Course 3
CAP, ARCH, LA, or PLAN Elective Course 3
Total Credits 11
Spring Semester (Fourth Year)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARCH 402
Architectural Design 6 6
General Elective Elective course 3
University Core Curriculum Core Curriculum Course 3
Total Credits 12