In the undergraduate program, emphasis is placed on student competence in design inquiry/research, architectural history, human behavior and environment, technical systems, computer usage, professional practice and complemented by elective courses in general/liberal education-- natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Awareness of these areas provides the student with fundamental communication skills through critical thinking, conflict resolution, visual literacy and the knowledge of forces that shape magnificence societal and human affairs, as well as the impact of new technologies in an ever-changing world.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Architecture degree must complete a minimum of 171 credits. The general and detailed curriculum is shown below with credits on the right. Follow the linked course titles for a description of the course. Lists of all Architecture course descriptions are also available.
The Department of Architecture kicked-off the 2016-2017 academic year with a myriad of events that brought faculty, students, and alumni together. In addition to welcoming, its new chair, the Department hosted a number of activities including a lecture by Dr. Douglas Williams about David Williston, the first known black landscape architecture who was also instrumental in the early Howard campus, in July. Read More >>
Students from the Howard University School of Architecture traveled to Liberia March 6-17 as part of a design contest to build a new digital library for the African nation’s William V.S. Tubman University.Read More >>