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Undergraduate Studies

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston remains focused on design as the fundamental activity of its studies since 1956. Today, the College of Architecture and Design continues to grow — the student body is simultaneously becoming larger and more diverse while applicant test scores have risen over the last several years.

We seek applicants possessing mechanical inventiveness, aesthetic awareness, creativity, commitment and initiative contributing to their potential to become leaders in design.

We strive to produce graduates skilled in their craft; are capable of using advanced technology and methods of industrialized production; that understand and respect the power of design to shape many lives; and are equipped to use design skills to be effective in the world.

Set in the fourth largest city in the U.S., the College allows students to take advantage of the numerous cultural, professional, and industrial resources available. Houston provides an exceptional laboratory for exploring problems and potentials of contemporary society with its unique form and vitality.

Undergraduate Programs

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. Please visit the Undergraduate Programs page to learn more about each of these programs.