*A minimum of twenty-nine (29) general studies elective credits must be in non-architectural studies courses taken outside the Department of Architecture. General studies electives are courses in communications, history, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, foreign languages, and mathematics. They may be taken in pursuit of a minor. They may be taken anytime prior to or during the Architecture program and may include KSU approved AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credit. General Studies electives may include KSU approved extracurricular work as allowed by university regulations. In addition, there is a one credit unrestricted elective.
**The M.ARCH degree requires twenty-four (24) hours of professional support (PSE) electives, twelve (12) for undergraduate credit and twelve (12) for graduate credit. Of the undergraduate credits, at least three (3) hours must be planning elective credits; the other nine (9) are usually fulfilled in the 8th semester as part of the 4th year study options. At least six (6) hours of the graduate level PSE must be architecture seminars. See the M.ARCH Handbook for further details. Students may not count more than three (3) total hours of department approved extracurricular PSE credits (such as Oz, NOMAS, Plot Club etc.) toward graduation. PSE credits correspond to optional studies as listed in the 2014 NAAB Conditions of Accreditation.
One of the undergraduate elective courses must fulfill the Human Diversity in the United States area of the K-State 8 General Education program. The other seven areas are fulfilled by required courses. Information about the K-State 8 is available on the web and in the university catalog.