Oklahoma State University
School of Architecture
The Oklahoma State University School of Architecture has a long history of excellence in architectural education, is housed in an award-winning facility, and has a unique combination of degree programs in architecture and architectural engineering. The school's faculty is well regarded for their commitment and abilities as teachers, practitioners, and scholars.https://arch-ceat.okstate.edu/
Oklahoma State University, with an enrollment of approximately 22,000, is a modern comprehensive land grant university that serves the state, national and international communities by providing its students with exceptional academic experiences, by conducting scholarly research, and by disseminating knowledge to the people of Oklahoma and throughout the world. OSU is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma which is approximately 65 miles from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the state's two major urban centers.
The fundamental mission of the School is to focus its unique combination of accredited programs in architecture and architectural engineering to prepare and inspire students for the vital professional leadership roles and responsibilities required to shape the physical environment and positively impact the social, economic and cultural qualities of life in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. The School is dedicated to providing the highest-quality program of education to students whose career goals are to enter the professional practice of architecture and architectural engineering.
Undergraduate Program - The undergraduate programs are professional degree granting programs leading to either the Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree. The individual programs are each five years in length,or they may be combined for a dual-degree in six years. The two programs are accredited by NAAB and ABET, respectively. The first two years of each program are virtually identical, allowing the student to become familiar with each field of study before making a final choice between programs. The architecture program places strong emphasis on applied conceptual design skills, with the design studio as the central focus around which are organized courses in history, theory, practice,management, technical, and general education subjects. The architectural engineering program places strong emphasis on creative structural analysis and design skills, with a combination of design studio and technical analysis courses as the program core, supported by courses in environmental controls, advanced structural systems, mathematics, sciences, technical, and general education course offerings. All students meeting the general entrance requirements of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology are accepted into the first two-year segment of the program. Admission into the upper division of the program is based upon academic selection criteria established by the school.
1. Art & Design
2. Building Technologies
4. Digital Fabrication & Technology
5. Digital Design & Visualization
Students wishing to transfer credits from another university undergoes a rigorous process to determine transfer credit. First, the Registrar, and then the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Student Services review all general education courses and determine if that course meets OSU requirements. For any Professional Studies course, including courses that might meet NAAB Student Performance Criteria, the School of Architecture academic advisor requires the student to demonstrate that these criteria have been met through the submittal of course work and materials. A portfolio is required to consider any transfer of design studio hour credit. The advisor consults with faculty members responsible for teaching the NAAB Student Performance Criteria material and a determination is made regarding each case individually.
SOA Transfer Policy (pdf): (https://arch-ceat.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/SOA%20Transfer%20Policy.pdf)