Architectural Studies (BSD)

Architects design buildings and environments that are useful, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. This implies an understanding of people's needs, the science and technology of building, and the concepts of aesthetics. The faculty in The Design School offer a BSD in architectural studies. In addition to developing knowledge and skills in architectural design, building technology, landscape architecture and professional practice, students are encouraged to select electives from a broad range of approved courses within the institute and across the university. These electives may be selected to devise a minor, to further professional study or to enrich the student's academic experience in some other fashion.

All students who are admitted to the major must pass a degree milestone to continue in the major at the end of the first year. For more information on the milestone process, students should refer to https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/milestones.

This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent) at any point of entry.

Degree Offered

Architectural Studies (BSD)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program who wish to become licensed can complete their professional studies by attending graduate school and earning the accredited professional master's degree. In Arizona, other graduates work for registered architects for several years before taking their licensing examination. Some begin their careers working in small offices of 10 to 20 people; others work in very large firms, industries, corporations or governmental agencies.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6.9%$74,520
Architectural Drafters -3%$49,970
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary9.4%$73,720
Electrical Drafters5.4%$58,790
Civil Drafters-3%$49,970
Drafters, All Other-3.4%$49,990
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
Historians1.7%$55,870
Landscape Architects 5.5%$64,570
Mechanical Drafters-6.8%$52,200
Electronic Drafters5.4%$58,790

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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