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Bachelor of Architecture

Admission Qualifications

The School of Architecture accepts applications to the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program from students who have completed a B.A. or B.S. in architecture from another NAAB-accredited institution

Expected Entry-Level Competencies for B.Arch. Candidates:

  1. A minimum of eight semesters of architectural design studios;
  2. A minimum of four semesters of architectural history and/or theory courses;
  3. A minimum of four semesters of building technology courses equivalent to the following School of Architecture courses:
  • Material and Assembly Principles (ARCH 4301)
  • Environmental Systems Principles (ARCH 4302)
  • Structural Principles (ARCH 4303)
  • Structural Systems (ARCH 4304)

In order to ensure that incoming students are evaluated appropriately, the School of Architecture may request that candidates for the B.Arch. program furnish the B.Arch. Admissions Committee with relevant course descriptions and syllabi of all architecture courses passed and completed that may satisfy entry-level competencies.

UNC Charlotte School of Architecture students completing the four-year B.A. program with a 3.0 GPA are automatically accepted in the B.Arch. Program. School of Architecture students completing the four-year B.A. program with a grade point average below 3.0 must submit an application for admission into the B.Arch. Program.

Application to the School of Architecture

1.)  Application to UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions

You must apply to, and be accepted to the University.   Minimum requirements for transfer students are outlined in the current Undergraduate Catalog.  The University Catalog and undergraduate admission applications are available through the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.  You must complete the Transfer/Second Degree Application and submit the Application Fee (payable online).  Also submit official transcripts from all previous institution(s) to UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.

Application to the School of Architecture

2.)  Submit the following application package to the School of Architecture:

  • Statement of Purpose that explains applicant's reasons for wanting to be admitted to the School of Architecture (approx. 500 words)
  • Resume that includes educational and professional experience
  • 8½ x 11 bound portfolio of design/creative work (Portfolios will ONLY BE RETURNED IF YOU PROVIDE an oversized self addressed, return postage envelope according to U.S. Postal Service and/or Express Mail Standards)
  • Academic essay or research paper (properly footnoted)
  • Three recommendations from persons familiar with the applicant's personal and professional qualifications. Download Form.

The completed application package should be sent to the attention of:

Bachelor of Architecture Admissions
School of Architecture, Storrs 105
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

The deadline for receipt of your completed application to UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions and the application package to the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture to enroll for the Fall '14 semester is January 31st, 2014.