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Bachelor of Architecture

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers a Bachelor of Architecture, a professional degree that enables students to pursue licensure after completing degree requirements. The Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year professional degree.

Design is the focus of undergraduate studies and provides students with access to resources involving research, building, and community components. Students gain hands-on experience in studio courses with guidance from experienced faculty.

The Bachelor of Architecture degree is accredited through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Please visit the Accreditation page to learn more.

Check out our Undergraduate Architecture program brochure for prospective students.

Degree Plan

The degree plan is structured to immerse students in a focused education that will build their skills to be top leaders and innovators in the field of architecture.

The program for the Bachelor of Architecture degree is a five-year curriculum of at least 160 semester credit hours. The focus of the curriculum is preparation for professional practice in architecture and emphasizes sustainability, critical thinking, research, and technology. The curriculum is divided into four segments: Foundation Level, Intermediate Level, Comprehensive Design, and Professional Level.

The curriculum includes at least 100 semester hours of architecture courses, 61 of which are advanced (3000 level or higher), the university required core curriculum courses, 1 approved general elective, and 15 semester hours of general elective courses.  Degree plans are not official unless/until students meet with their Academic Advisors.

 Bachelor of Architecture Degree Plan 2022