Program

Former Requirements

 

for students declared by April 1, 2009

 

Architectural Studies Major Checklist
Recommended Course Sequence
Graduation Requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences

Architectural Studies Major Checklist

A minimum 2.0 QPA in major courses is required. Students must also fulfill the graduation requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences.

For advising and further information, contact:
Maria D'Anniballe, Undergraduate Advisor
412-648-2101
mdaw@pitt.edu

 

Core Courses
12 credits

HAA 1040

History of Architectural Theory

HAA 1913

Architectural Studies Seminar

HAA 1900

Architectural Studies Internship
2.75 QPA in major courses required

HAA 1915

Portfolio
In senior year

Visual Skills Courses
12 credits

SA 0110

Foundation Design

SA 0130

Foundation Drawing

SA 0140

Foundation Sculpture

SA 1430

Perspective Drawing
SA 0110 and SA 0130 are prerequisites

HAA Courses
12 credits

HAA 0040

Intro To Western Architecture
By the beginning of junior year

1000-level

HAA architectural course

1000-level

HAA architectural course

Any level

HAA architectural course

Recommended Courses
if pursuing graduate work

MATH 0220

Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1

MATH 0230

Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2

PHYS 0110

Introduction to Physics 1
or PHYS 0174 if pursuing the Civil Engineering Certificate

PHYS 0111

Introduction to Physics 2
or PHYS 0175 if pursuing the Civil Engineering Certificate

 

Recommended Course Sequence

This order is particularly important for students who intend to pursue an M.Arch degree after graduating from Pitt, who need to prepare a portfolio for graduate school admissions by the fall of the senior year. 

 

Freshman
0–30 credits

SA 0110

Foundation Design

SA 0130

Foundation Drawing

HAA 0040

Intro To Western Architecture

MATH 0220

Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1

PHYS 0110 or PHYS 0174

Introduction to Physics 1

Sophomore
30–60 credits

SA 0140

Foundation Sculpture

HAA 0480

Modern Architecture

MATH 0230

Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2

PHYS 0111
or PHYS 0175

Introduction to Physics 2

HAA 1914

Architecture + Computer Applications

Junior
60–90 credits

HAA 1916

Design Studio I
Spring semester

HAA 0940

Approaches to the Built Environment

HAA 1913

Architectural Studies Seminar
Fall semester.

SA 1430

Perspective Drawing
SA 0110 and SA 0130 are prerequisites

 

1 - 2 HAA courses devoted to an architectural topic, preferably at the 1000-level

HAA 1900

Architectural Studies Internship
Note: many students complete this internship in the summer months, between their sophomore and junior years, but no later than the summer between their junior and senior years.

Senior
90–120 credits

HAA 1917

Design Studio II
fall semester

HAA 1915

Portfolio

HAA 1040

History of Architectural Theory
spring semester

 

1 HAA course devoted to an architectural topic, at the
1000-level

 

Completion of remaining General Education classes

 

Graduation Requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences

 

Foundation Skills

Intensive writing seminar
Seminar in composition
1st writing course
2nd writing course
Algebra
Quantitative reasoning

General Education Requirements

Literature
The arts
2nd level creative expression
Philosophy
Social science
History
Three natural sciences

Foreign language
Three or four international cultures, one must be a non-western

Field Trips

2016 Field Trips

Vienna IFTA

Vienna IFTA

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