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Architecture Program

Phone: (208) 885-6781
Fax: (208) 885-9428

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

Urban Design Center

phone: (208) 334-2999

Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

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B.S. Architecture

Architecture, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch) is your first step toward a career in architecture.

Seamless Entry into the Master of Architecture
The four-year B.S. Arch program is uniquely designed to provide seamless entry into the Master of Architecture (M. Arch), the NAAB-accredited professional degree required to practice as a licensed architect. During your fourth year in the program, you may also qualify for graduate status, allowing you to begin working toward your M. Arch while you simultaneously complete your B.S. Arch.

That means you can potentially complete the M. Arch degree, which would otherwise take a full six years, in less time than at other schools.

Learn more about admission into the M. Arch program.

What You Learn
Students in the well-rounded B.S. program study the built environment in a variety of contexts. Through classroom and studio learning, you strengthen your design and technical skills, and you explore concepts in:

  • Urban and community planning
  • Sustainable design
  • Environmental control
  • Construction methods
  • History and theory of architecture

Check out B.S. Arch courses.

Career Opportunities
The B.S. Arch program provides seamless entry into the professional M. Arch program, the accredited degree required to practice as a licensed architect. The B.S. Arch alone gives you numerous other industry-related career options, such as:

  • Architecture designer
  • Architectural journalist/critic
  • Architectural historian
  • Draftsperson
  • Carpenter
  • Surveyor
  • Urban planner
  • Art director
  • Real estate broker
  • Building inspector
  • Set designer

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