University of Oklahoma
College of Architecture
The University of Oklahoma's Division of Architecture is dedicated to a comprehensive approach to architectural education which will instill in students a knowledge of and concern for the responsibilities of architecture and the related disciplines; train students to enter the profession and function effectively within multidisciplinary teams; prepare students for lifelong learning; and develop students' ability to engage the forces of change. The Division is committed to advancing the profession through research, scholarship, and creative activity.http://www.ou.edu/architecture/division_of_architecture.html
The University of Oklahoma is a major PhD granting university rated "Research I" by Carnegie. The University serves 28,000 students at the Norman campus. Graduate programs are also offered at the University of Oklahoma--Tulsa campus. The College of Architecture contains five divisions offering undergraduate professional degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Science, as well as graduate degrees in Architecture, Construction Management, Regional and City Planning and Landscape Architecture. The College accepts transfer students from all related disciplines.
The College seeks to develop professionals that are well-prepared for careers in its interrelated disciplines. Architecture is viewed as both an applied discipline as well as a cultural study. Interaction toward solving environmental issues is encouraged between disciplines. Community involvement is encouraged and practiced, such as the annual design-build project, urban design studies with nearby communities, and special topics projects. The College is dedicated to producing highly competent professional leaders that are also community-centered.
The undergraduate program in Architecture is a 10 semester, 160 credit first professional degree program accredited by NAAB. The studio is the central pedagogical tool in which all other learned skills are focused. The program curriculum is grouped into design, structural, environmental, and urban studies. All architecture students also take the university mandated general education courses. Graduate programs in Architecture include the M.Arch. I, a post-professional 32 credit degree program centered on research, sustainability, or urban studies. Also offered is the M.Arch. II for students holding an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design or other four-year related degree. This program is based on 64 credits of graduate work and leads to an NAAB accredited first-professional degree. The College also offers a unique Master of Science graduate program based on urban design, which is located at the University of Oklahoma--Tulsa campus.