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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Information
Academic Policies
Degree Requirements
Course Descriptions

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

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

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.

Accredited: 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: Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 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: The college's advising center, located in room 331 of the Architecture Building, provides academic advising to undergraduate students in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.

Undergraduate students in the Rinker School of Building Construction should report to 301 Rinker Hall for academic advising.

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

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Research Centers

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.

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

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