The admission requirements are two years of undergraduate study, ARCH 1801, and ARCH 1802 or the equivalent. Students transferring from a B.Arch. program must be in good standing in their design sequence.
A student entering the program is assigned an adviser from the history of architecture faculty in the Department of Architecture. Adviser and student together prepare an appropriate two-year course of study according to the following guidelines:
Students who have not completed ARCH 1801 and 1802 or equivalent at the time of matriculation are required to complete this requirement during their first year in the program in addition to one semester of design. Internal transfer students (from another program at Cornell) must complete a minimum of two semesters in residence and 30 academic credits at Cornell after entering the program. External transfer students (from another institution) must complete a minimum of four semesters in residence and 60 academic credits at Cornell. A minimum of 120 academic credits are required for the bachelor of science degree.
* Qualification in one foreign language can be demonstrated by completing three courses in one foreign language in high school, or by demonstrating advanced standing through the Cornell Advanced Standing Examination (CASE), or by successfully completing a non-introductory foreign language course of 3 or more credits at the 2000 level or above, or by successfully completing any other non-introductory course at the 2000 level or above conducted in a foreign language, or by successfully completing 11 credits of study in a single foreign language.
Students whose speaking, reading, and writing competence in a language other than English is at the same level we would expect our entering freshmen to have in English (as shown by completing high school in that language or by special examination during their first year at Cornell) are exempt from the college’s language requirement.
History of Architecture Honors Program
Students pursuing the history of architecture major graduate with honors if, during their two years of study in the program, they have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses, have no grade lower than A- in all history of architecture courses taken at the 3000 level, and have completed an honors thesis (ARCH 4901) deemed to be of distinguished quality by the history of architecture faculty.