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Architecture B.Arch.

Our professional B.Arch. program will prepare you with the skills, techniques and cultural understanding needed for today’s competitive global marketplace.
Architecture students present thier work for the Visiting Critics final review.
Architecture students present their work for the Visiting Critics final review.

About this Program

Program Information

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Career Path

Students in visiting critic class participate in their final review.

School of Architecture

At Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, you’ll be immersed in advanced contemporary practice, theory and social engagement. You’ll develop the technical skills to design buildings, sites and cities—and hone your understanding of the role of design in the world. Our five-year professional degree program is defined by a collaborative, project-based environment. Your design education is fostered through formal reviews and one-on-one communication with faculty, international architects and distinguished visiting critics in the studio.
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The five-year B.Arch. curriculum is well integrated, beginning with a sequence of design classes introducing fundamental design concepts and skills. Courses in technical and structural design, history and theory complement a broad variety of open elective courses that may be taken in other colleges on campus.

The initial core years are sequentially organized, with each semester building on previous study. The core curriculum also functions to prepare students for two final years of greater self-directed coursework and research, culminating in the development and specialized design research in the fifth year. Throughout the course of study, students make frequent field trips to major cities, beginning in the first year with a trip to New York.

Extracurricular Opportunities


Faculty Commitment

Unlike many other programs, the School of Architecture has resident, full-time faculty members who help you develop your own aesthetic interests and design process. Professors bring their practical experiences to the classroom, and recent classes have explored architectural history, high-performance skins, urban design and material experimentation.

Licensure Requirement

Get Right To Work

Because the bachelor of architecture degree combines an undergraduate liberal arts education with professional training, you’ll be on the path to become a registered and licensed architect—no graduate school required.

Academic Support

Support Every Step of the Way

Academic advisors help you navigate the curriculum, registration and campuswide resources, and Career Services assists you with accessing our global alumni network, interview training and portfolio preparation.

Clubs and Organizations

Expand Your Perspective with Student Organizations

Access more than 300 student organizations, many specific to architecture, art and design—such as the American Institute of Architecture Students, the Architecture Student Organization and the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students—as well as peer-mentoring groups that help incoming students transition into the professional degree program.

Learn more about the SOA Student Organizations.

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