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 elective component for bachelor of architecture candidates can be fulfilled by elective courses in areas such as humanities and social sciences, visual arts, mathematics and science and languages.
Approval for these elective courses must be granted by the appropriate academic faculty. A minimum of six elective credits must be taken in the humanities and social sciences. The School of Architecture curriculum includes 32 credits of required coursework in general studies (non-professional coursework outside the discipline of architecture). In addition, students are required to complete 13 more credits of elective coursework outside the discipline of architecture.
The complete Cooper Union catalog with course descriptions, academic standards, etc., is available online and maintained by the Registrar's office.