Pre-Architecture - Preprofessional Program

This four-semester pre-professional transfer program is for the student interested in becoming a professional architect. The primary responsibility of the architectural profession is the design of efficient and emotionally satisfying environments for human occupation and use. Architects, therefore, must be able to analyze the functional and psychological needs of the people who will utilize their creations and then effectively synthesize the complex structural, mechanical and aesthetic components that form their buildings.

The study of architecture at UNO is limited to the four-semester pre-architecture program because of the highly structured nature of the professional program in architecture at the UNL campus. The required courses for the third through sixth years of the professional program are not available on the UNO campus. For this reason, students wishing to pursue the Professional Program in Architecture must apply for admission to the third year of study in architecture and transfer to the UNL campus at the end of their second year.

A minimum of 65 semester hours and the completion of the pre-architecture program is required for admission to the UNL department of architecture.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

ARCH 1404/IDSG 1404Visual Literacy Lab I

4 credits

ARCH 1400/IDSG 1400Visual Literacy Lecture I

1 credit

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ARCH 2230/IDSG 2230Computer Applications in Architectural and Interior Design I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year

Second Semester

ARCH 1414/IDSG 1414Visual Literacy Lab II

4 credits

ARCH 1410/IDSG 1410Visual Literacy Lecture II

1 credit

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ACE #6 Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

ACE = Achievement Centered Education. See Architecture College adviser to coordinate University of Nebraska-Lincoln ACE electives.

Second Year

First Semester
ARCH 2100/IDSG 2100Elements of Arch Design I

3 credits

ARCH 2200/IDSG 2200Graphic Communications I

2 credits

ART 3770History of Architecture to 1850

3 credits

EMEC 2200Statics

3 credits

ACE #9 Elective

3 credits

Open Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

ACE = Achievement Centered Education. See Architecture College adviser to coordinate University of Nebraska-Lincoln ACE electives.

Second Year

Second Semester

ARCH 2110Elements of Arch Design II

3 credits

ARCH 2210Graphic Communications II

2 credits

ART 3780History of Architecture Since 1850

3 credits

EMEC 3240Strength of Materials

3 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Open Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17