The Bachelor of Architecture is a 5-year professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board that prepares students to earn licensure. Our innovative approach to education integrates ongoing, real-world design practice with traditional classroom learning.
Integrated building systems and technology courses investigate how buildings perform. History and theory courses place current work into dialogue with other times and places. Design studios build students' capacity to integrate ideas and envision new conditions supported by drawing and making courses. Media courses harness the power of digital and physical making, offering a visual language to communicate ideas. Liberal education employs the arts, humanities, and sciences to explore our place in the world. All students receive guidance in pursuit of concurrent practice experience in design firms, community projects, research, and independent projects.
what our program offers
- By engaging in professional practice and enrolling in NCARB's Architectural Experience Program (AXP), students may be eligible to take their licensing exams while they earn their degree.
- The BAC partners with over 350 firms that hire students to work while they study.
- Instructors are professionals in the field and bring current perspectives on architectural practice into the classroom.
- Progress is evaluated through portfolio reviews that prepare students to present their work.
- Students finish their program with a degree project to explore an idea that reflects their personal design values and methods.