The New Jersey School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have established a dual degree program that permits students to obtain a B.S. Arch. and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering with a concentration in construction engineering and management. There is no reduction in the degree requirements for the professional degree in architecture. The dual degree program permits students to obtain an M.S. in Civil Engineering in substantially less time, in some cases with only one additional year of study.
All bridge courses are required. All students in this dual-degree program must take MATH 112 and 105 or equivalent courses. Equivalency for courses taken at other institutions is determined by NCE Graduate Advisor.

Up to 6 credits of graduate-level coursework may be applied to both the B.S Arch. and M.S. Students may take additional courses at the graduate level during their undergraduate career, up to a maximum of 21 credits, but no additional graduate courses beyond the first 12 credits can be counted toward the undergraduate degree requirements and students are charged at the graduate course rate.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to taking bridge courses. All bridge courses must be completed prior to taking CoAD graduate courses counting toward both degrees. All CoAD graduate courses counting toward both degrees must be taken before taking any NCE graduate courses counting only toward the MSCE. The BS Arch degree must be completed before formal admission to the MSCE. No more than a total of 21 graduate credits (12 counted toward both degrees, 9 counted only to the graduate degree) may be taken prior to completion of undergraduate degree. The program requires at least one semester of full-time study as a graduate student, following completion of undergraduate degree.

Eligible students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies in their junior or third year regarding the process for admission to the dual degree program. The Office of Graduate Studies will coordinate the process with the undergraduate program director in the School of Architecture and later with the graduate advisor and the Office of Graduate Admissions as the student nears completion of the undergraduate degree. In order to be eligible for initial and continued participation in the dual degree program, the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and take the GRE during the senior or final undergraduate year.

B.S. in Architecture Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
ARCH 195 Architecture Studio I 4
ARCH 110 Tools and Techniques I: Introduction to Architecture Thinking 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
MATH 107 University Mathematics A 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ARCH 196 Architecture Studio II 4
ARCH 156 Tools and Techniques II: Introduction to Architecture Making 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Social Sciences GER 3
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 295 Architecture Studio III 4
ARCH 210 History of Architecture I 3
ARCH 223 Construction I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ARCH 296 Architecture Studio IV 4
ARCH 211 History of Architecture II 3
ARCH 224 Construction II 3
Natural Science GER 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
ARCH 395 Architecture Studio V 4
ARCH Elective 3
ARCH Elective 3
Free Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ARCH Elective (Technology) 3
ARCH Elective 3
ARCH Elective 3
Free Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ARCH Elective (Technology) 3
ARCH Elective (History/Theory) 3
ARCH Elective 3
Free Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ARCH Elective (History/Theory) 3
ARCH Elective 3
ARCH Elective 3
ARCH Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

See the General Education Requirements for more information on electives.

Graduation is contingent upon the maintenance of a 2.0 average and the successful completion of the minimum credit requirement of prescribed courses within the select curriculum: Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch) requires 120 credits.

M.S. in Civil Engineering Requirements

Bridge Courses 1
Surveying Laboratory
Soil Mechanics
Soil Mechanics Laboratory (take as ARCH or FREE Elective in undergraduate program) *
Elementary Probability and Statistics
Calculus II
ARCH 329
Advanced Structures
Statics and Strength of Materials
Finite Mathematics and Calculus I
Calculus II
General Physics
Courses counted to both degrees (select two courses)6
History and Theory of Infrastructure
MIP 652
MIP 655
Infrastructure Planning in Practice
Elements of Infrastructure Planning
Professional Practice I
Visualizing Urbanism
Life Safety Issues in Contemporary Buildings
Economy Of Building
Public and Private Development
Architectural Project Management
Introduction to Sustainable Architecture
ARCH 664
ARCH 665
ARCH 666
Civil and Environmental Engineering Core Courses (required) 12
Construction Management
Project Planning and Control
Construction Cost Estimating
Legal Aspects in Construction
Elective Credits in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Select four of the following:12
Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation
Historic Preservation
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Foundation Engineering
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Geology in Engineering
Performance and Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Systems
Methods Improvement in Construction
Site Remediation
Environmental Impact Analysis
Total Credits30

Bridge courses are required as prerequisites for admission to the M.S. program.  These courses may count as free electives in the B.Arch., but do not count toward the M.S.


Prereq courses for CE 341 for B.S. Arch Students are MATH 112 & 105, ARCH 329 & 429