Major Requirements in Architectural Studies

Architectural Studies students are required to take four foundational (normally 100 level) courses focused on architectural history/theory and design, and five intermediate (normally 200 and 300 level) courses in which they develop their particular field of concentration.

 A capstone research and/or design project is required during the first semester of senior year. This project can become a senior thesis during the second semester, depending on its quality and promise as a creative and/or research endeavor.

The College’s Architectural Studies Advisory Committee makes the decision on whether a given capstone project can be continued as an honors thesis. Before the end of the junior year, the student will propose the capstone project and one potential advisor to the College’s Architectural Studies Advisory Committee.

A selection of possible courses to fulfill the Architectural Studies major can be found under the "Courses" page.

Please also search the Five College Catalog for related courses, and discuss your options with your major advisor.