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Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is designed to allow career-focused students to enter the workforce as quickly as possible or to continue with their education by earning a Master of Architecture (First-Professional) degree. With a curriculum focused on familiarizing students with innovations, products, and building forms, this bachelor’s degree program gives students a strong foundation of architectural design from a technical and aesthetic perspective while preparing them for their professional future.

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About NewSchool of Architecture & Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NewSchool) is a for-profit college located in downtown San Diego offering degrees in the fields of architecture & design.

Located in the design district of downtown San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, a globally recognized and awarded design university, is known for its forward-thinking professors, an inspiring campus community, and top industry connections and collaboration opportunities. NewSchool students are innovative designers who are passionate about pursuing exciting careers in the fields of architecture, design, and construction management. From the first day of class, students explore and break through creative boundaries, while hands-on experiences provide the foundation and tools necessary to grow and succeed as a designer.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program prepares students to enter a first-professional Master of Architecture program. Students must complete a minimum of 183 quarter credits. The program consists of 108 required professional credits, 15 elective professional credits, and 60 integrative studies credits.

*Note: The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) does not recognize and/or accredit Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degrees.

Program Information

  • Program Length: 4 Years
  • On-Campus Program
  • Program Outline
  • Program Learning Outcomes

Pursuing Architectural Licensure

Upon completing an undergraduate degree in architecture, students can choose to continue their architectural studies and pursue architectural licensure by enrolling in the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program. This rigorous architecture education program allows students to earn their Master of Architecture (First-Professional) degree while fulfilling all of the requirements for architectural licensure, including Architectural Experience Program (AXP) hours and the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Learn more about our Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure program.

Career Opportunities

Our Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Design Project Manager
  • Technical Drafter
  • Project Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Lead Schematic Drafter
  • Project Coordinator
  • Model Maker

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Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


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