Career Paths

The Architecture Program leads to a Bachelor’s of Art in architectural studies. As a pre-professional degree, it prepares students to enter the field and/or apply to a professionally accredited Master's of Architecture program or a Doctorate program in architectural history and theory. See the National Architectural Accrediting Board for more information on accreditation. See the California Architects Board and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards for more information on licensing.

Professional or Academic Graduate Study

The Architecture major in particular prepares students for graduate programs in architecture and the allied fields such as landscape architecture, interior design, urban design, urban planning, historic preservation, art and architectural history.

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Architectural and Design Practice

Students interested in moving to careers in civil engineering, real estate, or working for international, public, or non-governmental development agencies are encouraged to enroll in the Architecture major in addition to USD's programs in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, Sociology, Ethnic Studies or International Relations.

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