The Department of Architecture offers courses in the technical, aesthetic and cultural components of design, as well as in environmental history, sustainability, behavioral sciences, resource management and design theory. Coursework in the various Architecture degree programs may be carried out within the following areas of study (represented by the middle digit of the 3-digit course number):

Some of these areas can also be pursued as research specialities within the MS/PhD program. Research topics are described further on the pages for each area. Also, research topics outside of these fields, or combinations of several areas, may be undertaken subject to approval of the applicable departmental committees and if supported by qualified departmental faculty members.