Undergraduate Architecture

Start your career in architecture faster - earn your degree in as few as three years.

We’re a community of people full of ideas, all helping you evolve your talents and push boundaries. 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. And with four undergraduate architecture degrees to choose from, you can pursue the educational track that best fits your career goals.

BA in Architecture

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. Depending on your preference, you can choose between a Traditional Track (4 years) and an Accelerated Track (3 years). Our accelerated program is designed to allow career-focused students to enter the architecture workforce as quickly as possible or to continue with their education to earn a masters degree in architecture. Our accelerated architecture degree program track is an academically rigorous year-round program. You will take a full course load each term, including the summers of your second and third years. Many of the quarters will require 18 credits of course work. Completing the degree one year faster will save you time, reduce tuition costs and provide an opportunity to get a head start on your architecture career.

With a wide range of different roles and aspects of the building process, this program can open the doors to many academic options and prepare you for a variety of architecture and design-related career options. 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.

BA in Architecture, Accelerated Track
Typical Program Length: 3 years
Educational Pathway to: MA Architecture I, First Professional Degree (NAAB Accredited), 2 year track

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

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)

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. Choose from an Accelerated Track (4 years) or a Traditional Track (5 years). 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.

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), Accelerated Track
First Professional Degree (NAAB Accredited)
Typical Program Length: 4 years
Educational Pathway to: Master of Architecture II or Master of Architecture/Master of Construction Management Double Degree

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), Traditional Track
First Professional Degree (NAAB Accredited)
Typical Program Length: 5 years
Educational Pathway to: Master of Architecture II or Master of Architecture/Master of Construction Management Double Degree.

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