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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Design, Construction and Planning

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Established: 1925 and today is one of the largest design, planning and construction institutions in the country with more than 1,500 students.

Location: The academic programs and other resources are located in three buildings on campus: the Architecture Building, the Fine Arts Complex building (FAC) and Rinker Hall. Off-campus facilities are located in Vicenza, Italy and Nantucket Island.

Phone: Deanís Office, 352-392-4836.

Schools and Departments: School of Architecture, Department of Interior Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction.

Degrees, Majors and Minors:

Major Minor Degree Credits
Architecture No Bachelor of Design 120
Building Construction No Bachelor of Science in Building Construction 126
Interior Design No Bachelor of Design 120
Landscape Architecture Yes Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 144
  Minor 15
Urban and Regional Planning Yes Minor 15

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Research/Education Centers, Institutes and Programs

Accreditation: All the academic programs in the college are accredited by the professional organizations of each unit.
Architecture: National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5292;
Building Construction: American Council for Construction Education, 1300 Hudson Lane, Suite 3, Monroe, LA 71201;
Interior Design: Foundation for Interior Design Education Research, 146 Monroe Center NW, #1318, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822;
Landscape Architecture: American Society of Landscape Architects, 636 Eye St., NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736;
Urban and Regional Planning: Planning Accreditation Board, 3850 Merle Hay Rd., Merle Hay Tower, Suite 302, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Academic Advising: Freshman and sophomore advising are in the deanís office. Students accepted into the upper division are to report to their school/department: Architecture, ARCH, Room 231; Building Construction, RNK, Room 301; Interior Design, ARCH, Room 336; Landscape Architecture, ARCH, Room 336; Urban and Regional Planning, ARCH, Room 431.

Students considering application to the college should anticipate expenditures for computers, travel, equipment and tools essential to their education as design, planning and construction professionals. For further information, contact the appropriate department/school.

Scholarships: Scholarships within the college are available to students in the upper-division and graduate professional programs.

Computer Requirement

Internships and Career Guidance: Internships vary by academic unit. Consult the academic unit regarding its requirements for internships. The academic unit and the deanís office (ARCH, Room 331) provide career guidance.

Student Organizations