Suggested high school curriculum
High school students are encouraged to complete a college preparatory curriculum including:
- ½ unit of Trigonometry (may be incorporated in another course)
- 4 units of English
- 3 to 4 units of science, including physics
- 3 to 4 units of social studies
- 2 to 4 units of foreign language
In addition, courses that are helpful in developing creative abilities should be taken if time permits. With respect to drawing, we recommend courses in both freehand drawing and technical drawing. Students who are planning to take Pre-Calculus and/or Calculus in high school are encouraged to do so. High school students planning to take courses for college credit are encouraged to contact the college’s director of student recruitment for advice about courses that will meet the college’s program requirement.
As a student in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, you will be investing considerable time in your course work. By taking certain college courses while in high school, you may take fewer required courses at K-State thereby “lightening” your semester course load. Taking some college courses while in high school will enable you to pursue a minor, area of concentration, graduate certificate or to participate in extracurricular activities such as intramural sports, student government, music, etc. It is not too soon to begin exploring these opportunities. We encourage you to contact the Director of Student Recruitment For further information. Successful prior completion of one or more of the following courses may be applied toward degree completion in APDesign:
- College Algebra (or higher level math)
- Expository Writing I
- Expository Writing II
- Public Speaking
- Approximately 18 credit hours of general electives (cannot be architecture courses)
The following curriculum guides show all classes required to earn one of our accredited 5-year non-baccalaureate master's degrees.
(designed for high school graduates and transfer students)