Architecture Track

Students considering the Architecture Track should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for Architecture, Bimal Medis, during their first year at Yale, as well as the DUS for Computing and the Arts.  The DUS for Architecture can advise students on sequences of courses to take within Architecture, substitutions that may be made, and potential project advisors.  Students interested in this track are advised to take either CPSC 112 (a or b) or CPSC 201 and also one of the Architecture prerequisites in their first year at Yale.

Always consult the Blue Book for accurate requirements and course descriptions, and on-line course listings for locations and times.


CPSC 112a or b or CPSC 100a or b, ARCH 150a or b.

Required Courses

CPSC 201a or b, 202a, and 223b.  Students are advised to complete CPSC 202a and 223b by the end of the sophomore year.  MATH 224a may be substituted for CPSC 202a.

The architecture track requires the following courses in addition to the Computer Science courses listed above: (1) ARCH 154b, ARCH 249b, ARCH 260a, ARCH 261b, (2) two elective courses from Architectural History and Theory, Materials and Technology, or Structures and Computation; (3) two courses selected from CPSC 475b, 478b, and 479a (Computer Vision or Computer Graphics); (4) one additional intermediate or advanced computer science course (excluding CPSC 490a or b).

Specific courses for freshman interested in this track to consider:

     ARCH   154     1     Drawing Architecture

     ARCH   249     1     Analytic Model

     CPSC    112    1     Introductory to Programming

     CPSC    201    1     Intro to Computer Science

     CPSC    202    1     Mathematical Tools for Computer Science