Undergraduate Catalog - Architecture Program Courses | Judson University Christian College

Architecture Major


  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  3. No grade lower than C- is accepted for major requirements.
  4. A minimum major GPA of 2.50 is required.
  5. Architecture courses are sequential. Therefore, students must successfully pass a course with a minimum of C- to meet the prerequisite of the next course in the sequence. Example: ARC231 must be passed in order to take ARC232, and ARC251 must be passed in order to be eligible to take ARC252, and so on throughout the curriculum.
  6. Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate electives as an undergraduate, once they are seniors in credits earned.


  • ART111 or DES121 (fulfill Gen Ed Visual & Performing Arts Requirement)
  • HIS261 History of Civilization I (fulfills Gen Ed History Requirement)
  • PHY237 General Physics I w/Lab (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • MAT211 Functions and Calculus or MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I (fulfill Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
SHOP     Required = 1 course, 1 hour
  ARC101 Shop Stewardship Materials and Processes (1)  
TECHNOLOGY    Required = 6 courses, 18 hours
  ARC222 Construction Tectonics and Assemblies (3)  
  ARC310 Digital Design Simulation (3)  
  ARC321 Theories of Environmental Stewardship (3)  
  ARC322 Advanced Construction Tectonics and Assemblies (3)  
  ARC421 Environmental Technology II (3)  
  ARC422 Environmental Technology III (3)  
HISTORY/THEOLOGY/PHILOSOPHY     Required = 5 courses, 15 hours
  ARC231 History of Architecture I (3)  
  ARC232 History of Architecture II (3)  
  ARC331 History of Architecture after the Industrial Revolution (3)  
  ARC332 Architecture of Cities (3)  
  PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy (3)  
STRUCTURES    Required = 2 courses, 8 hours
  ARC341 Theories of Architectural Structures (4)  
  ARC441 Advanced Architectural Structures (4)  
DESIGN/STUDIO    Required = 9 courses, 38 hours
  ART111 Drawing I (3)  
  DES121 Design I (3)  
  ARC122 Communication and Architectonics (4)  
  ARC251 Heuristics and Architectonics (4)  
  ARC252 Architectural Design Explorations (4)  
  ARC351 Intermediate Architecture Design Studies (5)  
  ARC352 Elective Architecture Design Studies (5)  
  ARC451 Integrative Architectural Design Studies I (5)  
  ARC452 Integrative Architectural Design Studies II (5)  
ARCHITECTURAL TOUR     Required = 1 course, 5 hours
  ARC381 Architectural Study Tour (5)  
PRECEPTORSHIP PREPARATION     Required = 1 course, 1 hour
  ARC462 Preceptorship Preparation (1)  
OPEN ELECTIVE    Required = 3 hours
  NOTE: Any combination of 300 or 400-level courses is acceptable. ART211 and/or ART223 are also acceptable, but not required. General Education courses may not be used to meet this requirement.
  ART211 Drawing II (3)  
  ART223 Darkroom Photography (3)  
  ***3** 300-level Elective (  )  
  ***4** 400-level Elective (  )  

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