Architectural Studies, BSD

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Architects design buildings and environments that are useful, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. This implies an understanding of people's needs, the science and technology of building and the concepts of aesthetics.

The faculty in The Design School offer a BSD in architectural studies. In addition to developing knowledge and skills in architectural thinking, building technology, history and theory, and professional practice, students are encouraged to select electives from a broad range of approved courses within the institute and across the university. These electives may be selected to devise a minor, to further professional study or to enrich the student's academic experience in some other fashion.

This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework or approved equivalent at any point of entry.

Program offered

Architectural Studies, BSD

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program are prepared for graduate school as well as a range of design-related careers. Those who wish to become licensed can complete their professional studies by attending an accredited professional master's degree. The Design School offers a two-year professional MArch for graduates of the undergraduate program.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4.2%$78,470
Architectural Drafters 8.1%$52,870
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$80,050
Electrical Drafters6.8%$59,690
Civil Drafters8.1%$52,870
Drafters, All Other8%$50,290
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5%$137,720
Historians6%$59,120
Landscape Architects 6.4%$65,760
Mechanical Drafters5.2%$55,130

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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