How to Select an Architecture School
Students may enroll in a variety of bachelor's degree programs in architecture, although a Bachelor of Architecture program is most common for aspiring architects. Students can find these programs through the architecture schools at many 4-year universities.
- Make sure a program receives accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) if you want to sit state registration board exams.
- A bachelor's of science or arts in architecture is not recognized by the NAAB, so those degrees only qualify students for intern roles or might be used as preparation for an accredited master's program.
- A bachelor of architecture may be more intensive and rigorous since graduates need no further schooling before entering employment.
- Specializations and emphases differ by school and program type.
Architecture Program Overview
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
An undergraduate program in architecture is designed to instill the fundamentals of the field and prepare students for entry-level positions and graduate school. Basic coursework can include:
- Project management
- 2-D and 3-D digital methods of representation
- Principles of computer-aided architectural design
- History of architecture
Universities for Architecture
|Arizona State University||4-year, Public|
|Ohio State University - Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||4-year, Public|
|The University of Texas at Austin||4-year, Public|
|University of Florida||4-year, Public|
|Texas A & M University - College Station||4-year, Public|
|University of Washington - Seattle Campus||4-year, Public|
|Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||4-year, Public|
|Florida International University||4-year, Public|