Checklist for the Architecture major

Students considering an Architecture major should choose an adviser in their area of concentration and work out a program of study.

The Architecture major consists of 11 units, which may be weighted towards architectural history or studio investigation.

The following courses are required:

  • ARTH 100. There is no exemption from this requirement by Advanced Placement, or by International Baccalaureate, or by an exemption examination.
  • ARTS 105 and ARTS 113
  • ARTH 200 or ARTS 216 or ARTH 228 or ARTH 231
  • Three additional intermediate courses in architectural history, studio art, or design (200-level)
  • Two advanced courses in architectural history, studio art, or architectural design (300-level). At least one of these units must be taken in the Department of Art at Wellesley College.
  • Two additional courses related to architecture.

NOTE: Attention is drawn to ARTS 109 (Two-dimensional Design), which serves as a prerequisite for intermediate and advanced studios involving new technology.

Courses in Environmental Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Women's and Gender Studies may also apply. Consult your adviser. Olin College courses may also be applicable to the major. See the 'Recommended courses' section of this website for recommended courses at Wellesley, MIT, and Olin.

Updated 08/10/2021