Bachelor of Science
Taubman College at the University of Michigan offers a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]). Applicants to the undergraduate architecture program can apply three different ways: as a freshman; as a cross-campus transfer (after completing two years of coursework at the University of Michigan); or as a new transfer (after completing two years of coursework outside the University of Michigan). Please see the Bachelor of Science Application Process card (PDF 191KB) for additional application information.
Whether enrolled in Taubman College, another University of Michigan School or College, or at another university entirely, students should take a series of preparatory courses (PDF 227KB) in years 1 and 2 (freshmen and sophomore year) to prepare students for years 3 and 4 (junior and senior year) at Taubman College.
The objectives of years 1 and 2 are:
- To increase the student's ability to understand, evaluate, and communicate ideas.
- To prepare the student to make informed decisions regarding their academic and career goals.
- To provide a broad academic foundation of principles in subject areas considered essential to subsequent study in architecture.
The objectives of the years 3 and 4 are:
- To provide a firm foundation in the vocabularies, principles, and interrelationships of a broad range of environmental design determinants essential to professional work in architecture.
- To provide opportunities for the students to develop their basic skills, knowledge, perceptions, and insights in areas related to the built environment.
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