The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program provides the foundation required to prepare students for an internship in an architectural firm and for eventual licensing as an architect. Upon graduation, students can choose to enter the workforce or pursue further education by earning a Master of Architectural Studies or Master of Construction Management degree.

  • Program Length: 5 Years
  • Accreditation: National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
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Our Bachelor of Architecture degree program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Architectural Designer
  • Project Risk Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Drafter
  • Lead Designer
  • Job Captain
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Design Consultant
  • Educational Facilities Designer
  • 3D Architectural Designer
  • Model Maker

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • B. Arch. (225 undergraduate credits)
  • M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 90 graduate credits)
  • M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 150 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2024

For more information on our Bachelor of Architecture degree, contact our Enrollment Team.