Our Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) program offers a design studio-based curriculum that combines critical thinking with active creating and making in pursuit of creative solutions to contemporary design problems.
Applicants who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a Composite score of 24 on the ACT or 1150-1180 on the SAT Combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score are considered strong candidates for admission to the College of Architecture and Planning. Applicants not meeting the requirements for direct admission may be considered for admission for a Pre-Architecture interest.
For automatic admission to the architecture major, students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted. Students with at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA may be considered on an individual basis of academic record shows a consistent record of improvement and/or strong performance in science, mathematics, art, or architecture-oriented courses. Students with a 2.0 to 2.29 cumulative GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-Arch majors.
International students will need to submit certified English translations of their high school transcripts as well as any transcripts from university coursework. English language proficiency must be demonstrated as well, either through the successful completion of TOEFL, IELTS, or the ESL Academy at CU Denver.
Tuition discounts are available for Western state residents.
Through the WICHE-WUE program, students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.