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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. The School of Design program in architectural studies can provide the skills and knowledge in architectural studies 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 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.
This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework or approved equivalent at any point of entry.
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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. The Design School offers a two-year professional MArch for graduates of the undergraduate program.
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:
|Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||4.2%||$78,470|
|Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||10.6%||$80,050|
|Drafters, All Other||8%||$50,290|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||5.5%||$137,720|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).