San Antonio Architecture Technology Program Options
Individuals in the San Antonio area who are interested in architectural technology, a combination of construction, architecture and engineering, have a couple of program options. This article explores two schools, no more than 45 miles from downtown San Antonio, and the relevant programs they offer. It also contains a table of pertinent information for individuals who are choosing a school, such as enrollment figures, tuition, percentage of students who graduate on time and the acceptance rate.
- The University of Texas at San Antonio is about 8 miles outside of downtown San Antonio. Students can select a pre-professional bachelor's degree program in architecture.
- The most populous of the area schools, Texas State University - San Marcos offers a bachelor's degree program in construction science and management. This school is approximately 45 miles from downtown San Antonio.
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Comparison of Schools
Students who are looking for a college need to be aware of how the school stands in many aspects. This table makes it easy to compare these two schools in several important areas.
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||Texas State University - San Marcos|
|School Type||Four-year; public||Four-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||30,768*||38,666*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Small suburb|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$7,969, in-state; $19,168, out-of-state*||$9,985 in-state; $21,605 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||83%*||81%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||79%*||73%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||74% for full time students*||78% for full time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students starting Fall 2011)||37% (33% transfer-out rate)*||54%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
At the University of Texas at San Antonio, students acquire practical experience through student learning projects that include 'Revitalizing Historic Galveston' and 'Students Together Achieving Revitalization.' They can conduct research through campus centers that focus on urban and regional planning and sustainability. Study abroad opportunities for architectural students are available in Italy and Spain.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
This 4-year, pre-professional degree program can prepare students for a professional Master of Architecture program. Some of the many courses include design, architecture studio, architectural history and architectural systems. Architecture studio courses provide students with the opportunity to identify the materials used in architecture, study the ties between buildings and the environment and explore different structures, while design classes can train them to create building designs. Study abroad opportunities allow students to explore architecture, architectural styles and architectural history in other nations.
Texas State University - San Marcos
At Texas State University - San Marcos, students can find architectural courses offered in the school's bachelor's degree program in construction science and management.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management
Students who select this program must complete a pre-construction curriculum that includes a course in architectural design that covers site plans and CAD software. Other classes include construction materials and the concrete industry. Required study addresses construction project management, structural analysis, surveying and site layout, and commercial and residential construction.