Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Architecture 2010-2014

Degree Bachelor of Architecture

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
MATH 111 College Algebra MATH 111 College Algebra 5
MATH 112 Elementary Functions MATH 112 Elementary Functions 5
PHYS 201& 202 General Physics PHY 201& 202 General Physics 8

Group Requirements: 12 credits each from

Arts & Letters – ARH 314 & 315 satisfy 8 of the 12 credits

Social Science –  Students can take all 12 credits at PCC

Science – PHY 201 & 202 satisfy 8 of the 12 credits

See U of O General Education guide

Arts & Letters – 4 credits

Social Science – 12 credits

Science – 4 credits in addition to the PHY courses
Multi-cultural Requirement See U of O General Education guide 8
Two courses in English Composition WR 121 & 122 English Composition 8

The following are included in the application to the Department of Architecture:


Submit a portfolio which documents your Fine and Applied Arts creative endeavors and includes the essay and two required ex­ercises described below.

An 8 1/2” x 11” page format is required, spiral bound only. Twelve (12) pages maximum are allowed; material may occur on the front and back of each page. The first page must include your name, mailing address, contact information, and instructions for returning the portfolio. This is followed by the Related Experience sheet, the essay, Exercises 1 and 2, and creative work. Photocop­ies and photographs of your creative work are acceptable, but Exercises 1 and 2 should be submitted in original form. The Cov­er page and Related Experience sheet are not included in the twelve (12) page total.

Do not send slides, disks or CDs, any unbound work, or drawings in tubes. Portfolios not conforming to the size requirements will be returned without review.


You must provide two original exercises. Bind the exercises immediately after the essay in your portfolio. Please sign each exercise attesting your personal execution of the exercises. The two exercises are defined below.

Exercise 1: Self Portrait. You may use the media of your choice for this exercise.

Exercise 2: Freehand observation drawing. Using pen or pencil make a freehand observation drawing of a tool.


Lower-Division Architecture courses to be taken at the U of O

Arch 201 - Introduction to Architecture

Arch 202 - Design Skills

Arch 222 - Introduction to Architectural Computer Graphics

Arch 283/284 - Introductory Architectural Design Studio

Students wishing to study architecture should have a good base knowledge in Fine Arts and Art History. Students who have not taken and Art or Art History course may want to enroll in some Art courses at PCC. A portfolio of your work is required in your admission packet. The Architecture department will be looking at your creative potential.

We strongly recommend that students consider transferring to the University of Oregon before beginning their sophomore year. There are many architecture classes required of sophomore students that are not available at PCC. Contact the U of O Architecture Department for more information.

Additional Requirements

  • For U of O's Bachelor's Degree Requirements, refer to General Education. For PCC courses that transfer to U of O, refer to the Transfer Equivalencies link.
  • If you plan to earn an AAOT degree, all U of O general education requirements will be met by AAOT 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 2013