Prospective University Studies Students

University Studies – Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction is a unique degree plan that is made just for you! With a foundational knowledge of global art, planning, design and construction along with the 2 minors you select, each degree plan is as unique as you are! 

We are housed in the College Of Architecture.  Each degree plan consists of the following:

ComponentHours

Foundational Courses

24

Minor #1

15-18

Minor #2

15-18

Electives & Prerequisite Courses

17-26

TAMU Core Curriculum Courses

43

TOTAL HOURS

120

*All University Studies - Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction students are required to participate in a 5 week, faculty-led summer study abroad program.  If a student wishes to participate in a 15 week study abroad program they are welcome to do so.

 

College of Architecture Concentration

In the Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction Concentration, students learn about architectural theory, design, construction, urban and regional planning.  Students also learn transferable skills that can help them with not only their careers, but with student organizations, personal relationships and any dealings with others.  Your courses will prepare you to work within the field of architecture. 

Minors 

The combination of minors you choose is up to you and your desired career path. The only restriction with minors is that at least one minor must be outside the College of Architecture (both can be outside of CARC).

For a list of all minors offered at A&M, please visit TAMU Minors

Common Combinations of Minors:

(not restricted to these) 


For those who wish to become a Graphic Designer:

  • Art
  • Computer Science

For those who wish to teach Art:

  • Art
  • Creative Studies
  • Applied Learning – Science/Tech/Engr/Math

For those who wish to become an Interior Design:

  • Art
  • Art & Architectural History
  • Business
  • Creative Studies
  • Comparative Cultural Studies-International
  • Comparative Cultural Studies-United States

For those who wish to become an Architect*:

  • Art
  • Art & Architectural History
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Business
  • Comparative Cultural Studies-International
  • Comparative Cultural Studies-United States

*to become a licensed Architect, student must attend graduate school

For those who wish to become a Landscape Architect*:

  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Business
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Forestry
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Park and Natural Resources 

*to become a licensed Landscape Architect, student must attend graduate school

For those who wish to become Environmentalists:

  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Bioenvironmental Sciences
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Park and Natural Resources
  • Earth Sciences

For those who wish to become Land Developers or Real Estate Agents:

  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Business
  • Comparative Cultural Studies-United States
  • Park and Natural Resources
  • Economics 

 

Application Process & Deadlines 

To be accepted into to University Studies – Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction you must submit an application. Depending on the applicant type (freshmen, transfer, change of major), specific details about the application process are outlined below.


Details for Applicants  

Prospective Change of Major(current TAMU students)

Prospective Freshman Applicants(high school students)

Prospective Transfer Applicants(non-TAMU students)


Additional Information

Sample Degree Plan (304.5 KB)
  To set up an appointment please contact the University Studies-Advisor at 979-845-3941.