The five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), is committed to an interdisciplinary approach at all levels of the curriculum. In the first semester, it shares an integrated curriculum with Landscape Architecture, Architectural Studies and Interior Design, providing students with opportunities for collaboration and time to experience aspects of allied design disciplines. The studio, which is considered the core of the architecture program, is the center of activity where course material and learning are synthesized. Opportunities are provided for professional internships, study abroad, elective enrichment, specialization and independent pursuits.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (B.S.) program allows students to focus on a field that is allied to the profession of architecture. After common first-year studios that lay the foundation for visual thinking, students select a concentration in architectural design technology or historic preservation, as they begin the second or third year depending upon their area of interest. Each concentration features collaborative studios, field work, study abroad opportunities, professional internships and elective offerings. The historic preservation curriculum has been designed to meet the standards of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE).
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (B.S.) program provides an industry-centered learning experience led by faculty who remain active in the fields they teach. Courses in construction, architecture, engineering, business and liberal arts prepare students to be ethical, innovative problem-solvers who understand the full construction business model. In addition to time spent in class, students are encouraged to pursue study abroad and a variety of internship opportunities made possible by our close association with industry professionals.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (B.S.) program prepares graduates to be articulate, creative and socially aware design professionals, and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The studio, considered the core of the interior design program, is the center of activity where course material and learning are synthesized. Opportunities are provided for interdisciplinary collaboration, study abroad, professional internships, elective enrichment, independent pursuits, community service, and student membership in professional organizations.
The four-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program meets the needs of landscape architecture students who are pursuing a first professional undergraduate degree. The program promotes sustainable urban planning and design. The landscape architecture program provides a comprehensive professional education that develops the knowledge, skills, vision and leadership necessary for students to understand contemporary global issues and the varied needs of society. The program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).
B.S. in Interior Design/M.S. in Sustainable Design Degree Option
B.S. in Interior Design/M.S. in Sustainable Design degree option (4+1) is designed for those interior design students who want to pursue advanced work in sustainability and sustainable design. B.S. in Interior Design students will apply for admission into the MSSD Program prior to their senior year. Students must meet the standards for admission to the MSSD program as well as the established university standards in order to register for graduate credits. The interior design students can take up to 9 graduate credits during their senior year, which will be simultaneously counted as electives in the interior design program and also as required courses in the M.S. in Sustainable Design program. The result is that students complete a minimum of 120 unique credits in the interior design program, and an additional 9 credits are applied to the MSSD program, reducing the total credits remaining for the degree from 34 to 25 credits.
The following minors are offered through the college. For more information about the minors see Minors and Concentration section of the Academic Catalog:
- Architectural History/Theory
- Historic Preservation
- Landscape Design
- Landscape Planning
- Multimedia and Visualization Minor