The Research and Thesis years require 24 hours of electives, apart from SAID studios. Of this total of 24 credits, at least 6 must be taken outisde the School and at least 6 inside the School. A minimum of 72 of the total required 78 credit hours in these final two years must be taken in residence at UC. This generous elective requirement allows many students to complete requirements toward dual degree programs; in such cases, early planning is essential. In addition to these electives, there are two "directed electives": one that is urban in content and one that is interior design content. Some studnts may be exempt from this elective requirement if they have had previous coursework. Other directed electives may be required in order to fulfill NAAB requirements (see elective or required courses in the list below)
Graduate Students may take up to 12 credit hours of undergraduate electives during the Research and Thesis years, all of which must be at 200-level or above unless the student requests and receives an exception. Up to 6 of these 12 undergraduate credits may be advanced standing for college courses that you took over and above undergraduate degree requirements and in which you received a grade of B or A.