Architectural Studies, BSD

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If you have a passion for space and environments and how people engage with them, architecture is a great field to study. This program in architectural studies can provide the skills and knowledge you need so you can pursue your dream of becoming an architect.

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 program in architectural studies. In addition to developing knowledge and skills in architectural thinking, building technology, history and theory, 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.

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Architectural Studies, BSD

Plan of study

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Career outlook

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program are prepared for graduate school as well as a range of design-related careers. Those who wish to become licensed can complete their professional studies by attending an accredited professional master's degree program. The Design School offers a two-year professional MArch for graduates of the undergraduate program.

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 0.8%$82,320
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 5.1%$90,880
Electrical and Electronics Drafters0.5%$62,100
Architectural and Civil Drafters-2.5%$57,500
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2.6%$149,530
Landscape Architects -2.4%$70,630
Mechanical Drafters-8.3%$58,270
Solar Energy Systems Engineers 1.3%$103,380

* 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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