Architectural Studies, The B.A. Path

The B.A. – M.Arch. Path

The B.A.-M.Arch. path at the University of Kansas is designed to give students seeking a professional, accredited Master of Architecture degree the skills in design, visualization, and technology that are required in a professional architecture degree. It also provides formal, advanced instruction in the communication, business, organizational and interpersonal skills that have become especially important in the 21st century.

Students who pursue the 174-credit, six-year B.A.-M.Arch. path of study receive a B.A. in Architectural Studies, and a professional accredited Master of Architecture degree. Approximately one-third of the credits in this path focus on the B.A. degree core and the KU Core Curriculum and the remaining two-thirds involve professional course work.

Years 1 through 3 include studios, workshops and courses that focus on architecture, design and planning while students are also completing the KU Core.  Years 4 through 6 focus on the design/synthesis and technical support classes that are central to the accredited professional degree.

The B.A.-M.Arch. path is highly appropriate for students who intend to become practicing architects and also have multiple academic interests or believe they may be interested in pursuing more than one professional degree.

Undergraduate Admission

Applications are not being considered at this time.

B.A. - M.Arch Plan


ARCH 1033ARCH 1043 
ARCH 1086ARCH 1096 
ENGL 1013ENGL 102 or 1053 
MATH 105, 115, or 3653Free Elective 13 
 15 15 
PHSX 1144Arch Professional Enrichment Elective3ARCH 5026
ARCH 3803ARCH 5413ARCH 6053
ARCH 5403KU Core Class, Goal 3, Social Sciences3 
KU Core Goal 2.2 Course3KU Core Class, Goal 4, Learning Outcome 13 
Free Elective 23Free Elective 33 
 16 15 9
ARCH 508 Arch Design III (6) or Free Elective (3)3-6ARCH 508 Arch Design III (6) or ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective (3)3-6 
ARCH 5243ARCH 5523 
ARCH 6263ARCH 6243 
ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3 
 12-15 12-15 
ARCH 509 Arch Design IV (6) or Arch Professional Enrichment Elective (3)3-6ARCH 509 Arch Design IV (6) or ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective (3)3-6 
ARCH 5303ARCH 5313 
ARCH 6583ARCH 5603 
ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3 
Free Elective 43Free Elective 53 
 15-18 15-18 
Total Hours 124-136

Bachelor of Architectural Studies conferred.

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Year 5
ARCH 6086ARCH 6098ARCH 6906
ARCH 6153ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3 
ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3ARCH Professional Enrichment Elective3 
 12 14 6
Year 6
ARCH 8XX Professional Option6ARCH 8XX Professional Option6 
ARCH XXX Architectural Elective3Professional Enrichment Elective3 
 9 9 
Total Hours 50

Master of Architecture conferred.