Graduation is contingent upon the maintenance of a 2.0 average and the successful completion of the minimum credit requirement of prescribed courses within the select curriculum: the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) requires 163 credits1. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative studio average to advance to the next studio level each succeeding year.

Credit distribution for the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Required Architecture credits99
Architecture Electives15
Free Electives3
General University Requirements46
Total Credits 1163
1

The minimum Credit requirement for graduation is the successful completion of 163 credits of prescribed courses within the curriculum; and the maintenance of a 2.0 (C) average. Students are also required to maintain a minimum 2.0 studio cumulative average to advance to each succeeding year of studio. Students must take one upper level studio designated as "integrated". 

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 i 3
MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I ii 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 i 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics ii 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 223 Construction I 3
ARCH 251 History of Architecture I 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 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
LIT/HIST/PHIL/STS 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 3 5
Design Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits163
2

 To be taken concurrently with comprehensive studio.

3

 ARCH 565 Comprehensive Studio Lab must be taken concurrently with ARCH 564 Comprehensive Studio II.

i

Students must maintain continuous registration in Hum 101/ Hum 102 sequence until successful completion. NJIT allows no more than 4 repetitions of any course.

ii

Students must maintain continuous registration in required Math courses until the sequence (either Math 107/Math 113/MATH120 or Math 113/Math 105 depending on placement) is successfully completed. NJIT allows no more than 4 repetitions of any course.

See the General University Requirements section for more information on electives.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.