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Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Kent, OH, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the Kent State University enables students to acquire and apply knowledge that contributes to the betterment of the physical environment. The balanced curriculum of technology, visualization, history, theory and design studio coursework offers a platform for scholarship, constructive discourse and debate. 
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Northeast Ohio's rich history and dynamic urban landscape serve as a setting for academic learning. By placing equal emphasis on the poetics and pragmatics of architectural design, the curriculum inspires experimentation, collaboration, discovery, critical thinking and innovation. The program fosters academic excellence and prepares students to lead in the field of architecture.

The college offers full-semester programs abroad for qualified third-year students. The study abroad program is housed in the heart of historic Florence, Italy. The program is open to all students who have made satisfactory progress toward completion of their undergraduate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Architecture from the Kent State University  will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of visual perception and the principles of two and three-dimensional form and space making.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive design studio experiences through which graduates apply an understanding of the integration of building design, site design, assemblies, structure, environmental systems and building code requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of building systems and their integration for human comfort, including lighting, heating ventilation and acoustics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Design Foundations Studio
  • Global Architectural History 
  • Global Architectural History
  • Second Year Design Studio
  • Introduction to Building Structures
  • Computer Applications in Architecture 
  • Site Design
  • Urban Design
  • Third Year Design Studio 
  • Structural Systems 
  • Methods and Materials 
  • Environmental Technology 
  • Sustainable Design 
  • Systems Design
  • Fourth Year Design Studio 
  • Renaissance Architecture

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission to the Architecture major is highly selective. Of the students who apply each year, approximately 100 are enrolled in the program. Of the remaining applicants, approximately 50 are selected as alternates. Should additional space become available prior to the beginning of fall semester, spaces will be filled from the roster of alternates.
  • To be considered for admission, students need a minimum 3.000 high school grade point average (on a 4.000 scale) and a minimum ACT 25 composite score (minimum ACT 25 sub scores in both English and mathematics) or a minimum SAT 1200 total  with minimum 600 sub scores of in both mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11587 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11587 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kent

  • 1036 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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