How To Change Your Major

Despite common myths, you don't need to be an artist or have a math background to be admitted or succeed in our programs. You do need to be curious, inquisitive, and a hard worker. We will teach you everything you need to know.

Major Change Information Session

To learn more about Knowlton majors, attend a Major Change Information Session. These sessions include a brief presentation outlining the admission to major process, foundation coursework, and time-to-degree projections. After the overview, one or more current students will give you a tour of the key spaces in Knowlton Hall and provide insight into the life of an architecture, landscape architecture, or planning student. Plan for a total of 50 minutes.

Explore Foundation Courses

The Knowlton School foundation courses are open to non-majors and are offered each semester.

Architecture/Landscape Architecture 2300
Outlines of the Built Environment

Introduction to architecture, landscape architecture, and planning as cultural practices that shape the physical environment. Required for Architecture or Landscape Architecture majors. Fulfills a Culture & Ideas GE. Open to all students. May be taken concurrently with Architecture/Landscape Architecture 2310.

Architecture/Landscape Architecture 2310
Introduction to Design

Introduction to the design of the physical environment through the exploration of form, space, and order using drawing and modeling techniques. Required for Architecture or Landscape Architecture majors. Open to all students. May be taken concurrently with Architecture/Landscape Architecture 2300.

City and Regional Planning 2110 Creating Innovative Cities and Regions

Successful cities rely on innovation to keep them forward-moving. Emerging trends and unmet market needs are studied to generate innovative planning solutions. The first course in City and Regional Planning major. Open to all students.

Major Change Requirements

Students who want to change their major to a Knowlton major must meet the requirements outlined below. Students who meet these requirements are encouraged to make an advising appointment to discuss changing a major in more detail.

Architecture

The architecture curriculum is highly sequenced. Students admitted to architecture should expect a minimum of three years to complete a degree.

  1. cGPA of 2.5 or higher. To be competitive for admission, we recommend a cumulative cGPA of 3.3 or higher.
  2. Successful completion Architecture 2300 and 2310. To be competitive for admission, we recommend grades of a B+ or higher in 2300 and 2310.
  3. Students should complete or be making progress toward completion of Math 1118 (Math 1131 or Math 1151 are also acceptable) and Physics 1200.

Landscape Architecture

The landscape architecture curriculum is highly sequenced. Students admitted to landscape architecture should expect a minimum of three years to complete a degree.

  1. cGPA of 2.5 or higher To be competitive for admission, we recommend a cumulative cGPA of 3.3 or higher.
  2. Successful completion Landscape Architecture 2300 and 2310. To be competitive for admission, we recommend grades of a B+ or higher in 2300 and 2310.
  3. Students should complete or be making progress toward completion of Math 1118 (Math 1131 or Math 1151 are also acceptable).

City and Regional Planning

Current Ohio State students who are in good academic standing can declare the City and Regional Planning major at any time.

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