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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Be Prepared

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)
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • 4 units of English
  • History
  • 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.

College credit 

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)

Find applicable equivalent from other accredited community colleges or universities

Find out what Advance Placement test scores transfer to K-State 

Find out what International Baccalaureate test scores transfer to K-State

Find a list of credit-by-exam courses (CLEP)

Find information about the College Algebra CLEP

Curriculum Guides

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)


Interior Architecture & Product Design

Landscape Architecture

Regional & Community Planning

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Susan Lannou
Susan Lannou
Director of Student Recruitment


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