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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSc Arch) degree is a pre-professional program based on the Bachelor of Science degree at Athabasca University. The program consists of 120 credits but is designed to provide flexibility in delivery and duration

Courses in the BSc Arch have been organized into 6 streams or areas of study. These are:

  1. Technical (24 credits)
  2. History (12 credits)
  3. Theory (21 credits)
  4. Communications (12 credits)
  5. Professional Practice (15 credits)
  6. Design Studios (36 credits)

Environmental sustainability is a major focus of these courses and studios.

Students who have an approved diploma or credentials in architecture may apply for the Post Diploma route and will be awarded 30 credits towards the BSc Arch (PD). Students may receive additional credits pending review of course content completed throughout the diploma program.

The BSc Arch will prepare graduates for the Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA) at Athabasca University or to apply to a Masters program in Architecture at other institutions. It will also enable employment in a variety of capacities in the design and/or construction industries.

Transfer Credit

Note that all students from any program may be eligible for transfer credit from existing courses, diplomas and/or degree. In the Syllabus, students submit their credentials, transcripts and course outlines to the RAIC. In the General Interest route, students submit their credentials, transcripts and course outlines to Athabasca University.

Students seeking transfer credits upon admission should NOT register in courses which appear familiar to them.

Updated January 14 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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