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School of Architecture

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the pre-professional program must meet UH Manoa General Education Core Requirements and maintain UH Manoa academic standards. Enrolled students wishing to enter the 90 credit professional DArch program must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and successfully complete a portfolio review process before taking any graduate coursework.

Students in the 108 credit professional DArch program must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and make reasonable academic progress. All graduate students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 are placed on academic probation. Upon completion of the probationary semester if the cumulative GPA is not raised to 3.0, or if special conditions established by the dean are not met, the student may be dismissed or suspended from the program.

Special Requirements

All students are required to have their own personal computer for completion of required coursework. A laptop computer is strongly recommended. Software may be required to be purchased by students for the successful completion of courses and to use the school's advanced graphic and digital fabrication equipment.

Professional Fee

All school students are assessed a professional fee each semester at the time tuition is paid. The professional fee for the 2012-2013 academic year is $500 per semester.

Other Requirements

Waiver or substitution of any required course must be approved by the appropriate undergraduate or graduate chair.

Additional Information

For information about the school or degree programs, contact the school Student Services Office.

For information regarding student loans and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Services Office.

Student Organizations

The school houses a chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The organization engages in a number of social and community service activities and has won numerous national awards.

The Gamma Mu Chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society is open to DArch students who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and are at the top twenty percent of their class at the end of year two.

Scholarships and Awards

lpha Rho Chi Medal, National Professional Architectural Fraternity Award
Henry Adams Medal, American Institute of Architects Award
Henry Adams Certificate, American Institute of Architects Award
Allen R. Johnson-Roy C. Kelley Architectural Research Travel Scholarship
Construction Specifications Institute Scholarship Fund
HonBlue Architectural Grant
American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter Scholarship
School of Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship
R. Richard Morris Memorial Scholarship
Sam Chang Scholarship at the School of Architecture
School of Architecture Practicum Fund
Barry John Baker Scholarship
Donald G. Deer Memorial Scholarship
Leighton Liu Scholarship

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