Bachelor of Architecture, First Professional Degree

NewSchool of Architecture and Design, located in vibrant San Diego, California, offers a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program aimed at helping aspiring architects gain the education and credentials they need to start their career. The Bachelor of Architecture degree program at NewSchool is your gateway to becoming a socially conscious professional in this rewarding field. From teaching time-honored building traditions to sustainable and innovative technologies, the curriculum of this architecture bachelor degree program gives future architects the opportunity to earn a first professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Bachelor of Architecture, First Professional Degree

The Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), First Professional Degree provides the foundation required to prepare students for an internship in an architectural firm and for eventual licensing as an architect. Students must complete 225 required quarter credits and the program typically requires five to six academic years of full-time study to complete.

Career Opportunities

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

Program Features

You’ll leave this architecture bachelor’s degree program equipped with what may be one of the important prerequisites for obtaining licensure in your state: completion of a NAAB accredited B. Arch program. You’ll also be well-prepared for a position with an architecture or design firm. Find out more about this comprehensive approach to your advancement through the following resources:

  • Program Outline
  • Program Data: Explore program costs, types of occupations, completion rates, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

The B.Arch requires 5 years of full-time study totaling 225 required credits.

Through experienced, hands-on instruction from qualified faculty, the Bachelor of Architecture degree program enhances your professional development in a wide-range of academic areas. Contact a member of our friendly enrollment team today to learn more about what a bachelor’s in architecture can do for you, how to apply, or to schedule a visit to experience our lively, urban campus environment for yourself.

​Learn more about our Accelerated B. Arch Degree.