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Architectural Studies, BS

The BS in Architectural Studies teaches students the rigorous design methods of architecture while also offering a flexible curriculum focused on key contemporary topics.

 

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The BS in Architectural Studies teaches students the rigorous design methods of architecture while also offering a flexible curriculum focused on key contemporary topics.

After a common sequence of design, history, and technology courses students choose one of the three tracks within the major: Sustainability, Design & Culture, Real Estate Development & Design. 

Specialized courses in each of these tracks supplement a rich array of electives in the School of Architecture and throughout the University.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, architectural studies or landscape architecture will have:

• Thorough 2D and 3D representation and modelling skills for deciphering and designing the built environment.

• Awareness of how global socio-cultural contexts influence the built environment, and how the built environment influences global communities.

• Thorough knowledge of sustainable and resilient design goals, strategies, and methods.

• Skills of communication and collaboration necessary for managing complex projects.

• Understanding of fundamental construction systems and techniques that shape the built environment.

• Critical ability to analyze and decipher complex environments.

• Exposure to the diverse range of professional opportunities and avenues for design of the built environment.

• Understanding of ethical responsibilities for designing the built environment.

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Interests of Architectural Studies, BS Students

  • adaptive reuse
  • architecture
  • building physics
  • building science
  • building systems
  • building technology
  • buildings
  • China
  • cities
  • climate
  • community
  • design
  • energy
  • environment
  • global
  • Italy
  • landscape
  • nature
  • parks
  • planning
  • real estate
  • regerative architecture
  • Resilience
  • resilience/sustainability
  • social justice
  • spaces
  • Spain
  • streets
  • studio
  • study abroad
  • sustainability
  • sustainable
  • urban
  • water

Co-op Opportunities

  • Landing studio
    Suite A202 Somerville, MA
  • Ann Beha Architects
    Boston, MA
  • Bergmeyer Associates Inc
    Boston, MA
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • AutoCAD
    • Revit
    • Rhino
    • InDesign
    • 3D printing
    • Design
    • Computer literacy
    • Knowledge of building laws/codes
    • Building construction
    • Industrial design
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Architect
    • Facilities manager
    • Owner representative
    • Interior architect
    • Construction manager
    • Construction supervisor
    • Building surveyor
    • Surveyor
    • Building conservation

University Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements. Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the following minima. Minimum 128 total semester hours required Minimum 2.000 GPA required Students must earn a minimum of 64 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Architectural Studies, BS Requirements

Architecture at Northeastern

Major Electives

Students who wish to be considered for Northeastern's two-year Master of Architecture degree should take ARCH 2240 and ARCH 5230.

Architectural Studies Major Credit Requirement

Complete 72 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar’s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Amanda Reeser Lawrence

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Architectural Studies Program, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

am.lawrence@northeastern.edu
617-373-7296

Administrators:

Kate Zephir

Administrative Assistant

k.zephir@northeastern.edu
617-373-7556

Academic Advisors:

Alisa Sisson

Academic Advisor

a.sisson@northeastern.edu
617-373-7943

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

j.faber@northeastern.edu
617-373-3701

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

v.falasca@northeastern.edu
617-373-4960

Co-op Advisors:

Lynn Burke

Senior Co-op Coordinator for Architecture

l.burke@northeastern.edu
617-373-3462

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