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Bachelor of Architecture - Program Overview


NewSchool of Architecture and Design, located in vibrant San Diego, California, offers two undergraduate level architecture degree programs aimed at helping aspiring architects gain the education and credentials they need to start their career in this rewarding field.

The Bachelor of Architecture program gives future architects the opportunity to earn a first professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). You'll leave this architecture degree program equipped with what may be one of the important prerequisites for obtaining licensure in your state (completion of a five-year program) and well-prepared for a position with an architecture or design firm.

The Bachelor of Architecture program requires five years of full-time study totaling 235 required credits:

  • 68 general education
  • 149 professional requirements
  • 18 professional electives

Find out how to apply.

To find out more, download the Undergraduate Program brochure.

Full-time Department of Architecture Faculty
Adjunct Department of Architecture Faculty

Note on Licensure and Accreditation
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.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
NewSchool of Architecture and Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • B. Arch. (235 quarter undergraduate credits)
  • M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 90 quarter graduate credits)
  • M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 135 quarter credits)
  • M. Arch. (license +preprofessional degree + 45 quarter credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs:  2016.

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Bachelor of Architecture Program Learning Outcomes
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