School of Architecture
General Education Core Requirements
The School of Architecture requires certain core courses as part of the degree requirements for the ArchD. These core requirements have been incorporated into the published degree requirements.
Students who transfer into the architecture program may be required to take additional core courses in order to satisfy the architecture program’s major requirements.
General Education Core courses:
Architecture major courses:
All students are expected to have their own personal computer for studio and class work.
Comprehensive Portfolio Review Requirements
Each student must submit a Comprehensive Portfolio to the faculty for evaluation and approval before continuing to the Professional Architecture segment. Eligibility requirements for the Comprehensive Portfolio submittal are specified in the current design portfolio guidelines and include good academic standing and successful completion of the Pre-Professional Architecture program.
The student may advance once the portfolio has been approved. If the portfolio is determined to be marginal, the faculty will require additional coursework.
Waiver or substitution of any required course must be approved by the Dean or Associate Dean. English as a Second Language (ESL) course work does not satisfy or substitute for the English requirements previously noted.
The School has adopted academic standards that are more restrictive than the general UH standards. Architecture students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.50 in architecture courses will be placed on probation. If the architecture GPA is not raised to 2.50 upon completion of the probationary semester, or if special conditions that may have been established by the Dean or Associate Dean at the start of that semester are not met, students may be suspended or dismissed from the architecture program. Students who fail to achieve a minimum acceptable grade after repeating any required course can be dismissed from the architecture program. The School of Architecture strictly enforces the UH Manoa withdrawal deadline.
The academic records of successful applicants to the School of Architecture will be reviewed and transfer credits granted as appropriate. Architecture course requirements will be waived only for transfer credits that are deemed equivalent to courses offered by UH. Students may, on occasion, be granted exemption from taking certain UH Manoa courses based upon previous experiences or studies, but this exemption may not always result in the granting of transfer credits.
Prior to acceptance into the school, the School of Architecture does not formally review in detail applicant’s academic record, with regard to granting exemptions or transfer credits.
Specific questions about the Architecture Doctorate Degree program may be directed to the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture.
For information on student loans and scholarships, contact the UH Manoa Financial Aid Services Office.
Students are encouraged to participate in the UH Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The organization serves as the school’s student government and engages in a number of worthwhile activities. At the national level, the AIAS is one of five organizations participating in the accreditation of architectural programs.
The Gamma Mu Chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society includes students who maintain a 3.0 GPA and are at the top twenty percent of their class.
Alpha Rho Chi Medal, National Professional Architectural Fraternity Award
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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