self designing architecture major.

<p>Hi, i'm a sophomore at a liberal arts college with no architecture program.
I'm very interested in Architecture so i took an architectural design class under the art dept last semester and i will take architectural design 2 class next semester. Advance architecture is the next/last architecture class in my school.</p>

<p>As the time for declaring my major approaches, i'm so worried about it and no majors actually appeal to me. I thought of self-designing architecture as my major. I will be taking classes like arch design classes, physics, art history and material science.</p>

<p>But i'm just not really sure if it's worth it to do it and i don't think i will be competitive with students who are in arch program.</p>

<p>Should i just major in something else legit and shot for grad school?
Any suggestions/advices will be appreciated :)</p>

<p>kakay, In order to practice architecture in the US, you would need either a B.Arch or an M.Arch. If your undergraduate college/university doesn't offer a B.Arch, then you should be looking at M.Arch graduate programs.</p>

<p>Requirements for M.Arch programs vary, but as a general statement you can get accepted no matter what your undergraduate degree is in, as long as you fulfill the individual program's requirements. These generally include some classes in studio art and/or architectural drawing, some classes in art history / architectural art history, physics and calculus. Again, different M.Arch programs have different requirements so you have to look at them one by one.</p>

<p>Most importantly you will need a portfolio that shows skill and creativity, in drawing or other media and ideally in architecture. Exposure to real life architecture through a career exploration program or summer job is also beneficial. So are CAD courses.</p>

<p>So in answer to your question: Before you design your own major I'd talk to someone in your college's art or graduate school advising department and find out how successful other graduates of your college have done in M.Arch admissions. </p>

<p>The instructors of the architectural drawing classes are also a good source of information.</p>

<p>Your course load looks appropriate to me, no matter what you end up majoring in, but you should find out your college's M.Arch admissions success rate and also check the requirements of the M.Arch programs you are interested in.</p>

<p>I would major in something, preferable art or design related, then look into MArch degrees. In order to become a registered architect, you need to either have a BArch, MArch, or DArch.</p>