The School of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture degree. It is a five year professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and has been accredited continuously since its inception in 1973. As per NAAB:
“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 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.”
The School of Architecture’s undergraduate curriculum prepares students in a rapidly changing world for the comprehensive practice of architecture. Through diverse coursework, it provides them with a broad-based liberal-arts education, including a consciousness of ethical standards and social responsibility. The curriculum emphasizes design excellence, ideological diversity, intellectual rigor, individual development, and the techniques of building. All aspects of the curriculum are synthesized in the design-studio sequence, which attempts to balance theory and practice.