Pre-Architecture - Pre-professional Program

This two 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 two 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 second 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 second year of study in architecture and transfer to the UNL campus at the end of their first year.

A minimum of 30 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

DSGN 1010Introduction to Design

2 credits

DSGN 1100Design Thinking

3 credits

DSGN 1230Computer Applications in Design

3 credits

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Or

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

First Year

Second Semester

DSGN 1400History of Design

3 credits

DSGN 1110Design Making

4 credits

DSGN 1200Design Drawing

3 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

ACE Elective 6, 8 or 9

3

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