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About the Architecture Major

Architecture Major

The Architecture major is a pre-professional program leading to a B.A. degree within the four-year curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences. Its primary goal is to introduce students to architecture as a cultural practice that structures both the physical and social environment. In addition to core courses in architectural history, analysis and design, Architecture majors will be introduced to a wide range of disciplines and creative studio practices that contribute to an architect’s breadth of knowledge and problem-solving skills.

The Architecture major also prepares students for graduate programs in architecture and the allied fields such as landscape architecture, interior design, urban design, urban planning, historic preservation, art and architectural history. Students interested in moving to careers in civil engineering, real estate, or working for international, public, or non-governmental development agencies are encouraged to enroll in the Architecture major in addition to USD's programs in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, Sociology, Ethnic Studies or International Relations.

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Art + Architecture Current Event Calendar:

Art and Architecture LibGuides

Art and Architecture Circa 1500 A.D.

An overview of artistic and cultural achievements around the globe during the Age of Exploration.


Art Resources at Copley Library

Library Workshops

Click here for the Copley Library workshops calendar, which you can also use to register. All workshops are free and will be held in the Copley Library Seminar Room (ground floor of library). If you have questions about a workshop please contact the presenter(s). 


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