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University Studies — Global Arts, Planning, Design and Construction Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in University Studies at Texas A&M University offers a unique degree plan made just for you. In the global art, planning, design and construction concentration, you’ll receive a multidisciplinary education that draws from all our departments. No matter where you started your college education, this program will help you get to where you want to go for your career.

About the Program

The university studies program allows you to tailor a degree to your interests. Through integrative coursework, you’ll learn the skills you’ll need for careers that support the built, natural, and virtual environments.

Our flexible program allows you to pursue wide interests or develop a precise focus. You’ll complete concentrated coursework within the School of Architecture and select two minors to complement your studies. The courses and minors you choose determine the breadth and depth of your education. 

Areas of Emphasis

Graduates are also prepared to enter graduate school to earn a professional degree in the fields of:

* Salary ranges estimated from PayScale.


The university studies program requires 25 credit hours of coursework in the School of Architecture and two 15- to 18-credit-hour minors. One minor must be outside the School of Architecture. 

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Global and Cultural Discourse3
Urban Planning3
Study Abroad7
Directed Electives3
POLS 2063
POLS 2073
American History6
Creative Arts3
Language, Philosophy and Culture3
Life and Physical Sciences9
Social Sciences3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General Electives17-23

Example University Studies – Architecture Degree Plan (PDF)

Common Minor Combinations 

The combination of minors you choose is up to you and your desired career path.

Graphic Design

  • Communications
  • Ag Communication and Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Studies

Architecture *

  • Art & Architectural History
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Business

Landscape Architecture *

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

Land Developers or Real Estate Agents

  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Business
  • Park and Natural Resources
  • Economics

*To become a licensed architect or landscape architect, you must attend graduate school.

Semester Away

Our students have unique opportunities to learn from industry-related faculty in foreign countries. All University Studies – Global Arts, Planning, Design & Construction students must take part in a faculty-led, five-week summer study abroad program. Students can participate in a 15-week study abroad program for more in-depth study instead of a summer study abroad program.

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