Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

This is a single AUPP degree.

Program Description

The program provides theory and practical skills for a new generation of architects with the goal of leadership in shaping our future living environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture prepares graduates for success in the architecture world. Students design structures using principles and concepts of historical and modern architecture.

They develop skills in using new digital tools and innovative strategies in architectural and urban design and adopt an ecological approach to design sustainable buildings and cities of the future. The graduates are expected to be able to navigate the demands of the profession and the dynamism and challenges presented by the ever-changing environment. This is a five-year program.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Program offers a diverse range of job opportunities. Graduates are likely to pursue any number of different opportunities over the course of a career including but not limited to architect, design-builder, real estate developer, interior designer, building surveyor, landscape architect, product or furniture designer, graphic or website designer, computer modeler, building science researcher, policy maker, historic preservationist, city planner, international graduate student, and higher education lecturer.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to demonstrate the attributes of competent, responsible, and creative architects and have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • use a diverse range of skills to conceive and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing, and modeling.
  • understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts, particularly those of Cambodia.
  • apply technical aspects of design, systems, and materials to architectural solutions. In addition, the impact of such decisions on the environment must be well considered.
  • demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables such as program, site, climate, research, technical considerations, and process into an integrated design solution.
  • understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public, both nationally and internationally.

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture

This is a single, 5-year program.

Program Structure Required Total Credits 151
General Education 46
Architecture Major 105
Electives N/A

General Education

Architecture major students are required to choose from the list below to meet their General Education requirement number listed above. Substitutions may be made with departmental approval.
The following are required Require all 28 credits
COMM 103 Oral Communications


ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ADS 103 History of Art & Design


ART 110 Drawing I 3
MATH 102 Math Fundamentals (previously ADS 102 Advanced Mathematics) 3
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics I (new course) 3
PHYS 102 Conceptual Physics II (new course) 3
SMNR 101 First Year Experience 1
Humanities and the Arts Choose 6 or more credits
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Humanities 3
HUMN 110 Arts and Culture 3
HUMN 250 Ethics and Society 3
ENGL 240 Contemporary World Literature 3
ENGL 260 Literature of Southeast Asia 3
Behavioral and Social Science Choose 9 or more credits
HIST 130 World History to 1500 C.E. 3
HIST 131 World History 1500 C.E. to the Present 3
GEOG 120 World Regional Geography 3
ECON 200 Economics 3
POLS 110 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Math and Natural Sciences Choose 3 or more credits
ITEC 101 Introduction to Information Technology 3
MATH 177 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 200 Business Calculus 3
GEOG 220 Introduction to Physical Geography + Lab 4     prereq. GEOG 120
PSCI 220

Physical Science

Exploring the Universe 3
ENVS 131 Environmental Science + Lab 4
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 3
Non-compulsary electives
BUSN 200 Introduction to Business Communications 3
LEGL 101 Introduction to Law 3
GBLA 101 Introduction to International Relations 3      prereq. POLS 110

Architecture Major Courses

The following courses are required.
ADS 101 Introduction to Architecture I 3
ADS 105 Introduction to Architecture II 3
ADS 107 History and Theory of Architecture I 3
ADS 201 Architectural Design Studio I 6
ADS 202 Building Control Systems I 3
ADS 205 Architectural Design Studio II 6
ADS 206 Building Materials and Methods I 3
ADS 207 History and Theory of Architecture II 3
ADS 210 Structural Principles I 3
ADS 211 Interior Design 3
ADS 301 Architectural Design studio III 6
ADS 303 Theory of Urban Design & Planning 3
ADS 305 Architectural Design Studio IV 6
ADS 306 Building Materials and Methods II 3
ADS 310 Structural Principles II 3
ADS 401 Architectural Design Studio V 6
ADS 402 Building Control Systems II 3
ADS 404 Green Design and Urban Planning 3
ADS 405 Architectural Design Studio VI 6
ADS 208 Project Management 3
ADS 488 Internship I (Architecture) 3
ADS 501 Architectural Design Studio VII 6
ADS 504 Professional Practice 3
ADS 4XX Universal Design 3
ADS 505 Architectural Design Studio VIII 6
Electives (not required)
ADS 220 Computer Aided Design


ADS 311 Structural Principles III 3
ADS 409 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3
ADS 489 Internship II (Architecture) 3
ADS 510 Independent Study 1-3, repeatable
ADS 511 Special Topics 1-3, repeatable
GER 204 Communication in Art/Design 3
GER 212 Entrepreneurship 3
GER 314 Building Information Management 3
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