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Pre-Architecture Professional Program

The College provides a pre-professional advising program (Pre-Architecture) to support and assist students who want to combine study in liberal arts with preparation for graduate study in architecture.  The College does not offer a major in architecture; however, students interested in graduate study in architecture should consider one of the following options:

Pre-Architecture Program

Students considering a career in architecture can major in any discipline completing a four-year B.A. at The College of Wooster.  While fulfilling their major and general education requirements, interested students should plan to take the following recommended courses as preparation for graduate study:

  • One semester of calculus
  • One or two semesters of physics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Two semesters of History of Western Civilization
  • Four studio art courses (either four introductory level courses, or three introductory level courses and a 200-level studio course)
  • Highly recommended: one or two semesters of architectural history (Architecture I and/or Architecture II)

Note: While this pre-architecture curriculum can be undertaken in conjunction with any major many students major or minor in Studio Art, given the emphasis on that area in the recommended program of courses.

Cooperative Program (3+4) in Architecture

Under agreement with Washington University's School of Architecture in St. Louis, students may complete three years at The College of Wooster before applying to Washington University for a senior year of accelerated architectural study, leading to a B.A. from Wooster. Upon acceptance into the graduate program at Washington University, three additional years of study then lead to a Master of Architecture degree.

Washington University states that students interested in the Cooperative Program should complete the following courses during the three undergraduate years at Wooster:

  • One semester of calculus
  • One or two semesters of physics
  • Two semesters of History of Western Civilization
  • Four studio art courses (either four introductory level courses, or three introductory level courses and a 200-level studio course)

Note:  Students interested in either of these programs should meet with John Siewert (Art History) or Walter Zurko (Studio Art), preferably during their first year.