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Architecture

Bachelor of Science
School of Professional and Graduate Studies

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Architecture Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the B.S. in Architecture major, students will understand:

1. Spatial, formal, and organizational principles of architectural design and considerations of aesthetic, social, cultural, historical, environmental, and technical factors.
2. The fundamental principles of building science, applied to environmental design, including physics, moisture control, heating, cooling, and ventilation, daylighting, and renewable energy systems, to demonstrate environmentally and socially responsible design practices.
3. The appropriate selection and application of building systems, construction assemblies, and materials, relative to aesthetics, fundamental performance, durability, energy and material resources, and environmental impact.
4. Iterative research, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation methodologies used to develop creative problem-solving, both individually and collectively, to support the development of design and building projects.

And, students will be able to:

5. Make critical design decisions that demonstrate the broad integration and consideration of sustainable design and building science, building construction processes and assemblies, and fundamental architectural design principles.
6. Communicate design ideas and solutions using appropriate verbal, written, graphic, and digital representational media.
7. Employ and promote the value of a sustainable built environment, with an understanding of appropriate local, regional, and global perspectives.
8. Engage in service to their communities, embracing inclusiveness and understanding of diverse views.