Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Architecture
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture offers a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree. The requirements are as follows:
* The Bachelor of Architecture curriculum requires 32 credits of required coursework outside in general studies (outside the discipline of architecture). In addition to general studies, students also complete 30 elective credits. The elective component can be fulfilled by elective courses in subject areas such as architecture, humanities and social sciences, visual arts, mathematics, engineering, science and languages. Among the elective credits, at least six elective credits must be completed in humanities and social sciences. Additionally, a minimum of seven credits must be completed outside of the discipline of architecture for a total of thirteen elective credits in general studies.
The complete Cooper Union catalog with course descriptions, academic standards, etc., is available online and maintained by the Registrar's office.