Department of Construction Management

CM/ARCH Prerequisites

Dual Degree students must satisfy prerequisites for the Architectural Design major, which include 19 credits of preparatory architectural coursework in addition to 71 credits devoted to satisfying the University of Washington’s general education requirements.  There is a competitive admissions process for those applying to the undergraduate Architecture major, including a portfolio with samples of design/art abilities.  To learn more, visit the Architecture Department’s admissions pages.

There are no additional prerequisites for the CM portion of the Dual Degree program.  Students must be admitted to the Architectural Design major and have completed two-quarters of study before submitting an application to the CM Program for the Dual Degree.

Transfer Students

Unlike many majors, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design has 19 credits of prerequisites that must be taken on the UW campus through the College of Built Environments.  There is no option to take these courses at a local community college.  Students transferring to UW for the Dual Degree program typically take these prerequisites at UW as non-matriculated students prior to transfer so that they may begin the Architectural Design program at the start of their junior year.  Learn more about enrolling as a non-matriculated student to take prerequisite classes.

For UW general education requirements, transfer students with credits from Washington state community and state colleges should review the Equivalency Guide prepared by the University of Washington.

It is advisable for all transfer students interested in the ARCH/CM Dual Degree Program to contact a pre-major adviser to discuss prerequisites and admission.