The Architecture Major prepares students for beginning-level employment in a variety of architecture and design-related fields. It also prepares them for graduate studies in a range of disciplines such as landscape architecture, interior design, urban design, urban planning, historic preservation, art and architectural history.
Architecture as Profession
In the United States, most state registration boards require a professional degree from an accredited program as a prerequisite of architectural licensure. The pre-professional Bachelor of Art in Architecture degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. It is designed to prepare students for the professional M.Arch programs in an accredited institution. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, has accredited over one hundred M.Arch programs across the nation. Our graduates will typically complete the M.Arch in three-and-a-half years after college. They may also be eligible for advanced placement in some graduate programs.
Placement of Graduates
We are pleased that our first graduates have been admitted to prestigious graduate programs in architecture and allied fields at MIT, Harvard University, University of Texas Austin, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the Pratt Institute, New York. We have carefully assessed and learned from our first students’ journeys through college, and are committed to maintain our undergraduate program’s reputation for academic excellence.