We welcome your interest in applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Admission to the School of Architecture (SoA) is competitive and requires two separate admission processes:
- Admission to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Admission to the School of Architecture (SoA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture is a 4-year Pre-Professional degree, which requires 128 credit hours. Students who wish to become registered architects must also earn a Professional NAAB-accredited degree, either a 1-year Bachelor of Architecture (128+30 credit hours) or a 2-year Master of Architecture (128+60 credit hours) after completing this Pre-Professional degree.
Students who complete the Pre-Professional 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree eligible for admission into the 1-year Bachelor of Architecture ("5th Year") degree program. The B.Arch. requires 30 credit hours of coursework, in addition to the 128 hours for the B.A. in Arch., for a total of 158 hours. The SoA maintains accredited status through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which reviews curriculum, facilities, faculty, and program resources. Both the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs are fully accredited by NAAB.