Oct 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Architectural Design + Technology, B.S. (Construction Management Concentration)


Program Information


Department Chair and UG Program Director: Fuller

The pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Design + Technology is a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a variety of professional careers in architecture and the construction industry. The focus of the program is the design studio in which the technical, structural, and liberal arts courses are integrated through the creative process in the design of progressively more complex architectural projects.  A strong component of general education, with particular emphasis on communication skills, as well as multiple electives in the later years, ensures that students who pursue this program of study will have a challenging architectural education and a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines or entry into architecture or the building industries.  While the career objectives of graduates vary greatly depending on their concentration of electives, all involve interaction with other professions in design and construction.

The Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET), www.abet.org. The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), 1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006; www.naab.org.

Some students may have career goals that focus on construction. For this reason, the department of  Architecture offers both a standard program with a design focus and an optimal concentration in construction management.

Concentration in Construction Management  

The degree requirements of this concentration is the Architectural Design + Technology curriculum with specific required courses in management and construction techniques which will supply a graduating student with the ability to enter the management field with a strong architectural design and structures background.

The Architectural Design + Technology degree requires students to complete 12 credits of technical specialties and 9 credits of professional electives for a total of 21 credits.

Required technical specialties are ADT 353  and one other upper-level course in the major.4

Required professional electives are ADT 250 ADT 340 , and one of the following: ADT 300 , ADT 442 , or MGT 310 .

Concentration in Professional Practice  

The Professional Practice Concentration requires the following courses:

Two (2) Technical Specialties:

Three (3) Professional Electives:

Concentration in Sustainable Design Concentration  

The Sustainable Design Concentration requires the following courses:

Two (2) Technical Specialties:

Two (2) Professional Electives chosen from the following:

One (1) Humanities/social sciences elective OR Lab Science elective chosen from the following:

Program Educational Objectives


The Program Educational Objectives for the undergraduate Architectural Design + Technology, B.S. degree are that, within a few years of graduation, students will be expected to:

  • Attain a position of responsibility and integral participation with an architecture or engineering firm, construction management, construction company, facilities management, or development company.
  • Be actively earning internship qualifications to meet the IDP requirements for taking the Architectural Registration Exam or other professional licensing/registration.
  • Have an active role in professional organizations at the local, state, or national level and active service in the broader community.
  • Be prepared to enter professional degree programs in architecture and other disciplines.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science


Construction Management Concentration
133 credits 1
Credits in the major: 72 2

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Second Semester (17 credits)


  • 4 credit(s)
  • Humanities/social sciences elective 3 credit(s) 9
  • Professional elective 3 credit(s) 7
  • Technical specialty 4 credit(s) 4
  • UIS - University Interdisciplinary Studies 3 credit(s) 5

Senior Year


First Semester (18 credits)


Second Semester (17 credits)


Note(s):


See Program Requirement Notes-CETA  for superscripts above.