All About the Major

Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture offers lower division Pre-Architecture courses on the Boca Raton campus. These courses are required for admission to the Bachelor of Architecture program at FAU. Students will be able to complete their general education along with their Architecture courses on one campus. 

This is a limited access program, the entry points are at Design 1 (lower division program) and Design 5 (upper division program) or higher. In order to enter into Design 1, potential students must complete the School of Architecture Lower Division Application in addition to the university application. Students cannot major in Architecture at FAU unless they have applied and been admitted to either the lower division or upper division program. This requirement is common for all undergraduate professional degree programs in the United States.

Please note, the program will take five (5) years from when the student begins Design 1.

 **Please be aware that after completion of the lower division Pre-Architecture courses and acceptance into the School of Architecture, all upper division Architecture courses will be taught on the Downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.


Application Process 

Freshmen and Sophomores looking to enter Architectural Design 1 at FAU must submit an application that includes required drawing and writing exercises. The School of Architecture accepts about 40 students in two studio sections of Architectural Design 1 once per year each Fall semester.

Click the link below to access the Lower Division School of Architecture Application. The School of Architecture Lower Division Application is located in Step #3 under the “Entry to Design 1 (Foundational Studies-Lower Division)” section.

Incoming & Current Freshmen:  University Advising Services (561.297.3064)

Current Freshmen & Sophomores:  College of Design & Social Inquiry

Freshman & Sophomore Class Sequences
The following does not constitute academic advising. Therefore, for further clarification of coursework be sure to contact your academic advisor.

 Curriculum Sheets for: 

  • Architecture (Admitted/plan to apply to the FAU Design Program)



 Last Modified 8/28/18