Pre-Architecture - Associate of Applied Science

(72 credits)

General Education Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 13
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 13
MATH 190GTrigonometry and Precalculus4
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 13
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory 1
Technical Requirements
ARCT 101Introduction to Architecture 33
ARCT 104Introduction to Architectural Drawing 34
ARCT 111Architecture World History I3
ARCT 154Introduction to Architectural Design3
ARCT 170Computers in Architecture3
ARCT 204Architectural Design Studio I5
ARCT 210Architectural Delineation I3
ARCT 211Architectural World History II3
ARCT 250Construction Documents3
ARCT 254Architectural Design Studio II5
ARCT 260Architectural Delineation3
DRFT 151Construction Principles and Print Reading3
Select 10 credits from the following:10
Professional Development and Leadership-AIAS1-3
Any other advisor-approved ARCT course
Drawing I 13
2-D Fundamentals 13
3-D Fundamentals 13
American National Government 23
Roots of Modern Europe 13
Introduction to Early American History 1,23
Introduction to Recent American History 1,23
Advisor-approved natural science elective 2
A grade of C- or better is required in all courses except ENGL 111G which requires a grade of C or better and ARCT 101 & ARCT 104 which requires a B- or better.
Total Credits72

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


Recommended electives for students planning on transferring to the B.S. Architecture program at Texas Tech University.


 Requires a grade of B- or better.