Undergraduate Architecture

Choosing the Right Undergraduate Degree in Architecture

We’re a community of people full of ideas, all helping you evolve your talents and push boundaries. Our culture is about having a responsibility not only to you, but world-wide. For over 30 years, we have offered leading architecture programs, including our Master of Architecture program which is ranked as one of the Top 30 in the World by Frame magazine.

The School of Architecture at NewSchool is rich in diversity and creativity. We are an urban laboratory where each architecture student has their own studio space and an opportunity to work on projects with clients and community organizations, through our Design Clinic. With international faculty prominent in the field, you’ll be exposed to many different approaches to design and innovative technologies. You’ll master the same industry standard technology in the classroom that you will use in the workplace. You’ll also be guided by our Career Service Counselors, who are committed to helping you right from the start as you prepare to launch your creative career.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design offers two undergraduate architecture degrees for you to choose from, depending on your career and educational goals.

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Total Credits: 191

Typical Program Length: 4 years
Educational Pathway to: MA Architecture I, First Professional Degree (NAAB Accredited), 2 year track

If you are interested in a career in architecture and design with a goal of accelerating the time to graduation and career entry, the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program provides a convenient pathway to your goals. The BA in Architecture degree can be completed in 4 years or even less time, if you choose additional course loads over summer quarters or online as part of your study plan. This degree does not prepare for architecture licensure - however the degree will prepare you to pursue the Master of Architecture I program which is a NAAB accredited, first professional degree. With a wide range of different roles and aspects of the building process, this program can open the doors to many academic options and prepares you for a variety of architecture and design-related career options.

Bachelor of Architecture, First Professional Degree (NAAB Accredited)
Total Credits: 231
Typical Program Length: 5 years
Educational Pathway to: Master of Architecture II or Master of Architecture/Master of Construction Management Double Degree

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a licensed architect, the Bachelor of Architecture program offers a curriculum that will prepare you with the credentials and knowledge you need to secure licensure in many states. This program will teach you both the foundation of the profession as well as the advanced theories and practical application of creating inspirational structures in a sustainable manner. Upon graduation, you can choose to enter the workforce or continue your educational goals through the Master of Architecture II or the Master of Architecture/Master of Construction Management Double Degree.

Are you still unsure which of these architecture programs is right for you? Let one of our experienced Enrollment Specialists help you decide - contact us today.