University of Hawaii School of Architecture
Students enrolled in the pre-professional Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) must meet UH Manoa General Education Core Requirements and maintain UH Manoa academic standards. Enrolled students wishing to enter the 90 credit professional DArch program must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at the graduate level and successfully complete a portfolio review process before taking any graduate coursework.
Students in the 108 credit professional DArch program must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the graduate level and make reasonable academic progress. All graduate students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 are placed on academic probation. Upon completion of the probationary semester if the cumulative GPA is not raised to 3.0, or if special conditions established by the dean are not met, the student may be dismissed or suspended from the program.
Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD)
The pre-professional 4-year undergraduate degree program at UH Manoa, the Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD), emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and provides a liberal arts and sciences education that takes full advantage of the greater university setting. An entering undergraduate student interested in architecture may choose from one of the six undergraduate concentrations leading to the BEnvD; construction management, historic preservation, interior design, landscape design, urban design, and architecture design. Each of these concentrations requires a minimum of 45 semester hours of general (non-architecture) studies.
Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch.)
The School of Architecture offers the only NAAB accredited Doctor of Architecture degree. The primary activities in the D.Arch. program include: Framing architectural inquires within social, cultural, and interdisciplinary studies with emphasis on Asia and the Pacific; investigating local/global...