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Four-Year, Pre-Professional Degree

The four year, pre-professional, undergraduate degree is a 126-credit-hour program culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch.). The pre-professional architecture program introduces the student to the fundamentals of design. Course work weaves liberal arts courses with architectural design curriculum; architectural history through the ages; current technological advances in architecture; and the confluence of sustainable design, urbanism, and social justice through design.

Students have a challenging studio sequence beginning with architecturally focused design skills, including hand drawing, computer model building and 3D laser and fabrication mastery. Advanced studios emphasize complex design thinking and end with a comprehensive building design studio requiring cutting-edge design complete with building construction drawing sets.

The pre-professional degree creates the foundation in the field of architecture as preparation for continued education in a professional degree program or for employment options in fields related to architecture, such as construction management, theater set design, furniture design, real estate development, and digital fabrication and animation.