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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. 

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 before entering APDesign, you may take fewer required courses at K-State thereby “lightening” your semester course load. College classes to consider taking before you enter APDesign:

  • College Algebra (or higher level math)
  • Expository Writing I
  • Expository Writing II
  • Public Speaking
  • Physics (must be equivalent to Descriptive Physics or General Physics I)
  • General Electives (see the curriculum guide links below to find the number of general electives required by each degree program)

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)


Industrial Design

Interior Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Regional & Community Planning