The curriculum for the School of Architecture is divided into three parts. The first year is considered the pre-professional program. The second, third, and fourth years constitute the professional core, while the fifth year provides the transition to professional practice.
These three components are further defined by the following four areas of study: History/Theory, Management, Design and Technology.
History/Theory consists of architectural history and philosophy, current architectural ideas and future directions.
Management represents the tools necessary to direct the processes of architecture and deals with economics, real estate, finance, promotion, land development, law and professional practice.
Design is concerned with the understanding of form, shape and space as they respond to human needs and programs and the development of architectural communication skills.
Technology addresses the physical systems of structures, materials, and construction and the service systems of plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning.
The School further places an emphasis on combining professional coursework with a broad liberal arts education. This emphasis includes curriculum content as well as a wide range of enrichment opportunities and interdisciplinary ties that strengthen its position in the university. Students not only benefit from teaching and research links to entities such as Forest Products, Civil Engineering and the Stennis Institute of Government but also experience an enhanced architectural education through a visiting lecture series, gallery exhibitions, cooperative education, foreign travel and exchange and college-wide field trips.
Please visit Mississippi State University's website for the OFFICIAL admission information and curriculum requirements. (http://www.catalog.msstate.edu/caad.html)
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