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Architecture - B.S.

COLLEGE: College of Architecture and Environmental Design
DEPARTMENT: 201 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789
E-mail:oaas@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/caed

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DESCRIPTION: Kent State's architecture program enables students to acquire and apply knowledge that contributes to the betterment of our physical environments. The balanced curriculum of technology, visualization, history, theory and design studio coursework offers a platform for scholarship, constructive discourse and debate. Northeast Ohio's rich history and dynamic urban landscape serve as a setting for academic learning and the study of "real world" conditions. By placing equal emphasis on the poetics and pragmatics of construction and design, the curriculum inspires experimentation, collaboration, discovery, critical thinking and innovation. The program fosters academic excellence and prepares students to be responsible and accomplished architectural professionals. 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Architects held about 132,000 jobs in 2006. Approximately 7 out of 10 jobs were in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry—mostly in architectural firms with fewer than five workers. A small number worked for residential and nonresidential building construction firms and for government agencies responsible for housing, community planning, or construction of government buildings, such as the U.S. Departments of Defense and Interior, and the General Services Administration. About 1 in 5 architects are self-employed. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Application deadline is Jan. 31. All applications must include the $40 application fee, official American College Test (ACT)/Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and an official high school transcript which shows class rank and coursework in 9th, 10th and 11th grades, as well as the courses that are being taken or will be taken in the senior year. Transcripts that do not show class rank and senior courses cannot be considered. All completed applications received by the deadline will be reviewed. Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:
  • High school GPA.
  • High school class rank.
  • ACT/SAT scores.
While Kent State University is an open admissions university that offers admission to students who are graduates of accredited high schools, admission to the architecture program is highly selective. Of the students who apply each year to architecture, 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, freshmen need at least a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), a minimum ACT composite score of 25 (1140 combined critical reading and math SAT score), minimum ACT sub scores of 25 in both English and math, AND a rank in the top 20 percent of their graduating class.

Applicants will be notified of their admission status by March 1. Those offered admission to the architecture program must notify the College of their decision by April 1. Admission not confirmed by this date will be offered to alternates.
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 127 credit hours, including all required coursework. Minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and 2.00 cumulative GPA.
LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: The college offers full-semester programs abroad for qualified third-year Architecture students. The study abroad program is housed in the 13th-century Palazzo dei Cerchi, located 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.

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
PROGRAM FEE: $75/semester
ACCREDITATION: National Architectural Accrediting Board
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
American Institute of Architecture Students, Construction Specifications Institute, Student Association for Green Environments, Tau Sigma Delta
GRADUATE
PROGRAMS:
Architecture (M.Arch.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), Urban Design (M.U.D)