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For students attending: City Colleges of Chicago
Who plan to major in: Architecture


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLISH 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: Comparative Religion, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Literature, or Philosophy (not PHIL 105). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 133), Geography, Political Science, Psychology (not PSYCH 240), Social Sciences, or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.

II. Required courses for the Architecture degree:

MATH 141 or MATH 143 Plane Trigonometry or Precalculus MATH 119
MATH 204 or MATH 207 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 122
PHYSICS 221 Mechanics, Waves, and Heat PHYS 200
ARCHITECTURE 104 History of Architecture I AAH 119
ARCHITECTURE 105 History of Architecture II AAH 120
ARCHITECTURE 170 and 171 and 172 Digital Lab I and II and III ARCH 107 and 108*
ARCHITECTURE 110 and 121 and 122 and 123 Architectural Sketching and Basic Design Studio and Intermediate Design Studio and Advanced Design Studio ARCH 113 and 114*
ARCHITECTURE 166 and 266 and 202 and 204 Architectural Design I and II and Construction I and II ARCH 201 and 202**
ARCHITC 230 Structural Foundations ARCH 230

*Transfer credit can be granted for Architecture courses based on portfolio review after admission.

**Transfer credit can be considered if ARCH 230 is completed prior to admission.

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated June 2020