Change of Major
Students considering changing their major to Architecture and Environmental Design must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students with less than 2.0 may be considered upon review of the student’s academic plan developed with the School’s Retention Coordinator.
The purpose of the pre-professional program is to prepare students to continue into graduate programs or entry level positions in the design and construction fields. Each student is given the opportunity to develop their technical ability, intellectual preparedness and professional outlook, and is expected to display the motivation and rigor towards their studies that will be required of them in future professional environments. Faculty will facilitate the course of study and serve as mentors to their students.
Attending classes is a basic responsibility of every Morgan student who is enrolled in courses in the program. Attendance in class is evidence of minimum engagement with the material of the course needed to matriculate and master the content at hand. Because the curriculum of the program is delivered to students in a variety of learning environments, it is important that each instructor has authority over the precise terms of their own attendance policy as outlined in each course syllabus. The following points are to be considered the SA+P’s collective policy to be referenced in all syllabi, or unless otherwise outlined with individual faculty variation within a particular course syllabus:
The general attendance policy is to allow a student to miss the equivalent of one week of class sessions (three classes if the course meets three times/week, etc.) without directly affecting the student’s grade and ability to complete the course. If additional absences are required for a personal illness/family emergency, pre-approved academic reason/religious observance, the situation should be discussed and evaluated with the faculty member and appropriate Chair on a case-by-case basis. For each absence over that allowed number, the student’s letter grade can be lowered up to one full letter grade. This policy or any variation of it should be stated clearly in the syllabus of the course.
The Architecture and Environmental Design professions are characterized by active civic and professional engagement. As a student in Morgan’s B.S. in Architecture and Environmental Design program you will be expected to participate beyond the classroom in the activities of the program, the school and the local professional community. Participation is encouraged and may be required by individual faculty, included in course syllabi and calculated as part of a course grade.
The classroom environment represents a significant investment of time and resources on behalf of both students and faculty. Accordingly, students are expected to be prepared with appropriate tools, supplies and texts as required to perform their work. A lack of appropriate tools, supplies and resources will not excuse incomplete or missing work. Difficulty obtaining the required materials should immediately be discussed with your instructor.
One Studio per Semester
Students are permitted to take a maximum of one 6-credit studio per semester.
Grade Dispute Policy
Grade disputes within the program will follow the procedure set forth by the School of Architecture and Planning. Students will have fifteen (15) working days from the date the final course grade is posted in WEBSIS to raise a grade dispute.
Course Repeat Policy
Courses with “D” or “F” grades may be repeated twice without written permission. To repeat a course more than twice requires written permission from the student’s program director.
Total Credits 120
*denotes a department required supporting/major course which may fulfill a general education requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher
Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department
1 ARCH History and Theory Electives are two (2) courses chosen from the list of History and Theory Electives listed below
2 ARCH Technology Electives are two (2) courses chosen from the list of Technology Electives listed below
3 ARCH Fourth Year Studio courses are two (2) courses chosen from the list of Fourth Year Studio Options listed below
4 ARCH Electives are any courses in ARCH, CMGT, CREP, INTD, ENST, LAAR, URBD or advisor approved courses
- AREN students planning to register for ARCH 401 or considering applying for the 3+2 Masters in Architecture program must register for the following Technology Elective courses: ARCH 311 and ARCH 312 in their third year
- AREN students planning to pursue a professional degree in Landscape Architecture by applying for the 3+2 Masters in Landscape Architecture program must register for the following Technology Elective course: ARCH 305 or ARCH 321 in their third year
- AREN students planning to pursue a professional degree in City and Regional Planning by applying for the 3+2 Masters in City and Regional Planning program must register for the following Technology Elective: ARCH 322 in their third year