Architecture schools consider a strong liberal arts background, like the one you'll receive at Colgate, to be advantageous for professional development. In addition to this liberal arts background, you can also receive targeted architectural instruction while on campus.
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There is an architectural studies emphasis within the university's Department of Art and Art History. While not required for graduate admissions, you're urged to consider pursuing the program if you're interested in pursuing architectural studies in graduate school.
As soon as you arrive at Colgate, you're are urged to speak to the art and art history department’s pre-architecture adviser.
There are several courses dedicated to the study of architecture, and it is also strongly recommended that you take one semester of calculus and one semester of physics. Both are expected for graduate school admission for architecture.
If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in architectural history and theory, foreign language study (reading proficiency) will be required. A semester abroad on an accredited art history or pre-architecture program is also recommended so that you may experience foreign architecture first hand. It is also recommended that you take our upper-level architectural design courses.
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Pre-architecture fact sheet