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August 28, 2023

Certificate of Architecture now available to UW-Madison undergraduate students

A new Certificate of Architecture is launching for current and incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall. Details on what to expect and how to register are available in Guide.

The certificate is 15 credits and combines courses from the UW-Madison departments of civil and environmental engineering; art history; design studies; mechanical engineering; and planning and landscape architecture; with online coursework through the UW-Milwaukee Department of Architecture.

Led by Greg Harrington, chair of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Madison, this certificate offers a unique and collaborative learning experience for students to explore history, theories, and practices of architecture. As a student pursuing this certificate, you will benefit from:

  • Enhancing your knowledge of basic concepts in architecture and related disciplines
  • Elevating your 2D and 3D skills in terms of scale, proportion, composition, and form
  • Gaining knowledge of architecture across time and cultural context
  • Thinking critically about ideas and theories in the history of architecture

If you are interested in this certificate, please register as soon as possible by completing the online survey found on the “How to Get in” tab in Guide.

Registering for the certificate early on will help guide your coursework planning.

If you have questions about the certificate, please contact Professor Greg Harrington at