The School of Architecture (SoA) is devoted to the energetic study of architecture and its influence on our everyday lives. Faculty and students are committed to a stimulating, open-minded and creative discourse, exploring design thinking and new forms of building, discovering collaborative practices that nurture human potential, and pursuing transformative research. We engage in creative interdisciplinary work, alliances with the profession and industry, and active community participation. Our students understand how to integrate their voices with others to influence the art and science of architecture.
The creation of architecture is inherently complex, requiring design vision and competence, effective visual communication and literacy, technological knowledge, environmental responsibility, sophisticated problem solving skills, creative leadership, and cultural, historical and theoretical perspective. Architects must possess knowledge of science and liberal arts, ethics, critical thinking, and research methods. Architects understand the value of building an intellectual foundation that embraces the widest possible range of knowledge and ideas. The SoA seeks to provide both a liberal and a professional education based on a holistic view of the built environment that prepares undergraduate students to become future community and architectural leaders.
The SoA offers pre-professional and professional, accredited undergraduate degrees in architecture.
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.A. in Arch.)
4-Year, Pre-Professional Degree (128 credit hours)
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
1-Year, NAAB-accredited Professional Degree (30 credit hours)
The Department also offers a Minor in Architectural History and Criticism.
Undergraduate Program Information
Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Please see the information below:
Additional Resources for Students
SoA Undergraduate Program Director
Associate Professor Jeffrey Balmer