Architecture Colleges: List of Colleges that Have Architecture As a Major

Published Aug 14, 2009

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Colleges accredited to offer an Architecture curriculum are listed by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB). If you want to enter the field of Architecture, you will need a professional degree, such as a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree, a professional internship and successful completion of a comprehensive licensing examination. Read on for information about Architecture majors and accredited colleges.

Details of Architecture Major Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Architecture

An undergraduate bachelor's degree with a major in Architecture is usually a 4-year program that includes general education training and Architecture coursework but does not serve as a professional degree. A typical student will complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.A.) in Architecture program and then apply for entrance to a graduate Master of Architecture (M. Arch) program. This 4-year bachelor's program alone does not satisfy the requirements to sit for the licensing examination.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree

A Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree program is a curriculum that includes both liberal arts classes and professional-level architectural training. A B.Arch. degree is a 5-year professional degree in Architecture and was developed from older 5-year professional programs that awarded an M. Arch. degree. A B. Arch. degree prepares individuals for the licensing examination and satisfies the professional degree requirement for individuals to pursue a career as an architect. Such requirements are established by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB),

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Degree

A Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree curriculum is a graduate program requiring two to three years to complete. The 2-year version usually follows a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Architecture curriculum at the undergraduate level. Lengthier, 3-year programs are necessary for students who begin the graduate program with a B.A. or B.S. in a subject other than Architecture.

Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges with Architecture Major Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Ohio State University4-year, Public52568190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210(614) 292-6446
University of Florida4-year, Public51725355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115(352) 392-3261
Arizona State University4-year, Public51481Tempe, Arizona 85287(480) 965-9011
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities4-year, Public50883100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213(612) 625-5000
The University of Texas at Austin4-year, Public50170Austin, Texas 78712(512) 471-3434
Texas A & M University4-year, Public46542College Station, Texas 77843(979) 845-3211
University of South Florida4-year, Public448704202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33620-9951(813) 974-2011
Pennsylvania State University4-year, Public43252201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589(814) 865-4700
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign4-year, Public42326601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711(217) 333-1000
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor4-year, Public41042Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109(734) 764-1817
University of Washington-Seattle Campus4-year, Public402181400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550(206) 543-2100
Florida International University4-year, Public3818211200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199(305) 348-2000
University of California-Los Angeles4-year, Public37476405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405(310) 825-4321
University of Arizona4-year, Public372171401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066(520) 621-2211
University of Maryland-College Park4-year, Public36014College Park, Maryland 20742(301) 405-1000
University of California-Berkeley4-year, Public34940Berkeley, California 94720(510) 642-6000
Temple University4-year, Public346961801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096(215) 204-7000
University of Houston4-year, Public34663212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018(713) 743-1000
University of Southern California4-year, Private not-for-profit33408University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089(213) 740-2311
North Carolina State University at Raleigh4-year, Public318022101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001(919) 515-2011
The University of Tennessee4-year, Public29937Circle Park, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996(865) 974-1000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University4-year, Public29898Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131(540) 231-6000
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee4-year, Public293382200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413(414) 229-1122
University of Cincinnati4-year, Public293192624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063(513) 556-6000
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College4-year, Public28628Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750(225) 578-3202

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