Major in Architectural Science
Bachelor of Science Degree
Reference number: 518
Hours to complete degree: 83
The major in Architectural Science (reference number 518) requires 83 semester hours. Architectural Science is a bridge between design theory and construction practice. Architectural Technologists perform a variety of important functions in many areas of the architectural and building construction fields, and are widely recognized by professionals in the construction industry. Graduates find employment as drafters, designers, construction planners, estimators, inspectors, technical sales representatives, and many other exciting areas.
The program in Architectural Science is designed to provide graduates with a practical architectural education combining an understanding of the philosophy of building design with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials. Graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills to assist in developing drawings and related documentation, constructing architectural models, developing architectural renderings, creating digital images and visualizations, preparing cost estimates and construction planning documentation, and making professional presentations.
Program instruction includes architectural drafting, construction methods and materials, design principles, environmental systems, building codes, structural principles, project management, sustainability, and professional presentations.
The major in Architectural Science (reference number 518) leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. A minor or second major is not required. Course requirements for the major are shown below. Students should consult with an advisor in planning their course schedules and career goals. The program is accredited by NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology).
Graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of organizations:
Specialty Average Salary
Architectural Manager $124,870
Landscape Architects $64,180
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AMS 120 - BASIC ELECTRICITY - 3 hours
AMS 140 - INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY - 1 hour
AMS 151 - ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS - 3 hours
AMS 163 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING - 3 hours
AMS 175 - UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE-AMS - 2 hours
AMS 251 - 3D MODELING AND IMAGING - 3 hours
AMS 261 - CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS - 3 hours
AMS 262 - CONSTRUCTION LABORATORY - 1 hour
AMS 263 - ARCHITECTURE DOCUMENTATION I - 3 hours
AMS 273 - ARCHITECTURAL DETAILING - 3 hours
AMS 282 - ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES - 3 hours
AMS 305 - BUILDING CODES - 3 hours
AMS 325 - SURVEY OF BUILDING SYSTEMS - 3 hours
AMS 363 - ARCHITECTURE DOCUMENTATION II - 3 hours
AMS 369 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO I - 4 hours
AMS 371 - QUALITY ASSURANCE - 3 hours
AMS 390 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT - 3 hours
AMS 398 - INTERNSHIP I - 1 hour
AMS 430 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT / SUPERVISION / TEAM BUILDING - 3 hours
AMS 463 - ARCHITECTURE DOCUMENTATION III - 3 hours
AMS 469 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO I - 4 hours
AMS 488 - COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN - 3 hours
AMS 490 - SENIOR RESEARCH - 3 hours
CE 303 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT - 3 hours
CE 304 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT LAB - 1 hour