COLLEGE of ARCHITECTURE and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Accreditation

Architecture

The five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Five years of study is the minimum time required for the professional B.Arch. degree.

In the United States, most state 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 U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.

A program may be granted a six-year, three-year or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards. Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional under-graduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.


Interior Design

The Interior Design Program at Philadelphia University leading to a four-year Bachelor of Science degree prepares students to work with clients and architects to successfully design interior building space that complements our rapidly evolving technology and information driven society.

The program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDA).


Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). The 4-year Landscape Architecture Program is committed to providing leadership in confronting issues that affect urban neighborhoods and ecological systems.