Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Architecture 2012-2015

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Architecture Curriculum

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
ARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture ARCH 200 Introduction to Architecture 4


Recommended Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics 12
MTH 111 College Algebra * MTH 111College Algebra* 5
MTH 112 Introduction to College Math * MTH 112 Elementary Functions* 5

* Required prerequisite for Building Tectonics classes

Calculus is recommended for students intending graduate study

Requirements for the Major


Year 1

Arch 100 Introduction to Architecture

Arch 101 Introduction to Environmental Design

Arch 120, 121 Visual Communication 1, 2

Freshman Inquiry

BA/BS requirements or general electives

Year 2

Arch 230, 231, 232 Architecture & Cultural History 1, 2, 3

Arch 280, 281 Design Fundamentals Studio 1, 2

Sophomore Inquiry

BA/BS requirements or general electives

Portfolio Review for entry to professional track

Year 3

Arch 360, 361, 362 Building Tectonics 1, 2, 3

Arch 380 Architectural Design Studio I

Arch 381 or 382 (or 384 & 385) Architectural Design Studio 2, 3

Junior Clusters

BA/BS requirements or general electives

Year 4

Arch 46x Building Tectonics elective

Arch 480, 481 Architectural Design Studio 4, 5

Arch 3xx/4xx Architecture upper division electives

University Studies Capstone

BA/BS requirements or general electives

All students must obtain an advisor for academic planning of their program; apply through the department office.

Most states require that an individual who wants to become a licensed architect hold an accredited professional degree in architecture. PSU has announced the addition of a 2-year Master of Architecture degree to their firmly established and successful undergraduate major. The National Architectural Accrediting Board has granted Candidacy status to the program and the first graduate class has now entered.

Architecture courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling department major requirements. All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements, whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be graded C- or better.

Additional Requirements

To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to the General Education link. We highly encourage you to talk with a PCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2014