B.S. in Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree: The Pre-professional Program
Length: 4 years, 121 credit hours (39 credit hours at the upper-division level)
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a four-year pre-professional degree* organized around design studios and course-work. Studio culture forms an environment of dialogue and discovery through which issues and ideas, pragmatic concerns, material conditions, technology, and process intermingle in the practice of design. The B.S. in Architecture is a program that provides students with the opportunity to prepare for the continuation of studies in a professional graduate program to earn a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree. Completion of the B.S. in Architecture degree allows the graduate to pursue limited architectural practice but does not, in itself, fully prepare the graduate for architectural licensure. Students in the B.S. in Architecture program are advised that the certification for architectural registration and professional practice by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) requires, in virtually all cases, an accredited professional degree and broad architectural education such as that provided by the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program at UTSA.
*Pre-professional degrees PREPARE students TO COMPLETE THIER STUDIES via the Master of Architecture professional degree.