The New Jersey School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have established a dual degree program that permits students to obtain a B.Arch. and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering with a concentration in construction engineering and management. There is no reduction in the degree requirements for the professional degree in architecture. The dual degree program permits students to obtain an M.S. in Civil Engineering in substantially less time, in some cases with only one additional year of study.

Up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework may be applied to both the B.Arch. and M.S. Students may take additional courses at the graduate level during their undergraduate career, but these courses do not count toward the undergraduate degree requirements and students are charged at the graduate course rate.

Eligible students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies in their junior or third year regarding the process for admission to the dual degree program. The Office of Graduate Studies will coordinate the process with the undergraduate program director in the School of Architecture and later with the graduate advisor and the Office of Graduate Admissions as the student nears completion of the undergraduate degree. In order to be eligible for initial and continued participation in the dual degree program, the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and take the GRE during the senior or final undergraduate year.

B.Arch. Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
ARCH 161 Intro Design and Digital Media 6
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I 3
Physical Education 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits13
2nd Semester
ARCH 156 Modes of Design Communication II 3
ARCH 164 Introduction to Design II 5
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 223 Construction I 3
ARCH 251 History of Architecture I 1 3
ARCH 263 Architecture Studio I 5
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
Cultural History (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
ARCH 227 Environmental Control Systems I 3
ARCH 229 Structures I 3
ARCH 252 History of Architecture II 3
ARCH 264 Architecture Studio II 5
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
ARCH 327 Environmental Control Systems II 3
ARCH 329 Structures II 3
ARCH 363 Architecture Studio III 5
ARCH 381 History of Architecture III 3
Social Science (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 323 Construction II 3
ARCH 364 Architecture Studio IV 5
ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV 1 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 423 Construction III 3
ARCH 429 Structures III 3
ARCH 463 Option Studio 1 5
Design Elective 3
Open GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 464 Option Studio II 5
ARCH 472 Architectural Programming and Project Development 3
Design Elective 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
 Term Credits17
Fifth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 563 Comprehensive Studio I 2 5
ARCH 558 Professional Architectural Practice 3
Design Elective 3
Design Elective 3
HSS 4XX Capstone 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 561 Integrated Studio Seminar 3
ARCH 564 Comprehensive Studio II 5
Design Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits163

ARCH 251 History of Architecture I satisfies 3 credits of the English Composition and Cultural History GUR for B.Arch. majors; ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV satisfies the Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences GUR for B.Arch. majors.


 To be taken concurrently with comprehensive studio.


 ARCH 565 Comprehensive Studio Lab must be taken concurrently with upper level studio ARCH 563 Comprehensive Studio I or ARCH 564 Comprehensive Studio II.


Social Sciences (lower-level GUR)
Select six credits from the following:6
ECON 265Microeconomics3
or R220 101 Intro To Econo-Micro
ECON 266Macroeconomics3
or R220 102 Intro To Econ-Macro
EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment3
STS 258Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View3
R070 203Intro Phys Anth & Arch3
or R070 204 Intro Cultural Anthro
R790 201American Government3
or R790 202 America & The World
R830 101Principles Of Psychology I3
or R830 102 Prin Of Psychology
R920 201Intro Sociology I3
or R920 202 Sociology II
R202 201Intro Criminal Justice3
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR 1
HUM 211The Pre-Modern World3
HUM 212The Modern World3
HIST 213The Twentieth-Century World3
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
Literature course
History course
Philosophy course
R350 XXX
English Literature (STS approved) course
R352 XXX
American Literature (STS approved) course
R510 XXX
History (STS approved) course
R512 XXX
American History (STS approved) course
R730 XXX
Philosophy (STS approved) course
Natural Sciences GUR
Select at least seven credits, including a laboratory experience, from the following:7
Biology Courses
General Biology
General Biology
Basic Plant Science
Basic Plant Sci Lab
Environmental Issues
General Horticulture
Horticulture Lab
Human Sexuality
Environmental Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Chemistry Courses
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Physics Courses
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology
Astronomy and Cosmology Laboratory
The Earth in Space
The Earth in Space Laboratory
Geology Courses
Intro To The Earth
Planet Earth
Planet Earth Lab
Env Geology
Env Geology Lab
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level)
Select one of the following:3
English course
Social Sciences course
Theater course
Literature course
History course
Philosophy course
Science, Technology and Society course
Any 300-level Rutgers-Newark courses in humanities, social sciences, fine arts, or performing arts 2

Students may also take approved introductory courses at Rutgers-Newark.


Prefixes 070, 080, 081, 202, 220, 350, 352, 370, 420, 510, 560, 570, 700, 701, 790, 810, 861, 920, 940, 965, 988.

M.S. in Civil Engineering Requirements

(30 credits)

Bridge Courses
Select 10 credits from the following: 110
Surveying Laboratory
Introduction to Soil Behavior
Elementary Probability and Statistics
Courses Counting Toward Both Degrees
ARCH 650Economy of Building3
ARCH 651Real Estate Analysis for Architects3
ARCH 647Special Topics in Computer Applications3
or ARCH 675 Elements of Infrastructure Planning
MIS 645Information Systems Principles3
Civil and Environmental Engineering Electives
Select two of the following:6
Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Foundation Engineering
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Methods Improvement in Construction
ENE 662Site Remediation3
Total Credits31

Bridge courses are required as prerequisites for admission to the M.S. program.  These courses may count as free electives in the B.Arch., but do not count toward the M.S.