The practice of architecture requires training in both aesthetic concepts and practical knowledge. The pre-architecture program satisfies both of these needs as well as provides the basis for further professional education.
The basic courses in the sciences, mathematics, and design will serve as a foundation upon which the student may build a professional education and career. The program is designed to facilitate transfer to the professional architecture program at the University of Idaho, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture. The required courses are as nearly as possible identical to those taken at the University of Idaho during the first two years. By following this program, the qualified student may transfer to the U of I without loss of credit. S/he would also be eligible to enter any accredited architecture program. See the current U of I general catalog for further details.
Admission Students who wish to declare a major in Pre-Architecture must meet the following criteria:
ARCH 111-112 Graphic Communications 4 cr ARCH 255-256 Basic Architectural Design 6 cr ARCH 266 Materials and Methods 3 crUpon completion of ARCH 255-256, pre-architecture students are required to display a group exhibit of their work.
ART 101 Drawing 3 cr
ART 102 Drawing 3 cr
ART 103 Creative Process 3 cr
ART 104 Creative Process 3 cr
ART 108 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3 cr ENGR 301 Surveying 2 cr
MATH 111 Algebra 4 cr
MATH 117 Algebra and Trigonometry 5 cr
MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus 5 cr
PHYS 211 General Physics I 3 cr
PHYS 212 General Physics II 3 cr
PHYS 213-214 General Physics Laboratory 2 cr