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Choosing an Architecture School

Whether you want to attend a technical school, community college, career college, 4-year college or university, you'll have no problem finding a reputable Architecture program nearby. Nearly 400 schools across the country offer the major. Before you select a school, learn more about each program—some focus on the engineering side while others focus on the studio-art side of architecture. You’ll also learn a lot about a school by looking at student work and the careers of recent graduates. As the industry relies more and more on computer-aided design and drafting, the amount of computer training is important to consider.

Hundreds of colleges and universities offer classes in architecture and related fields. How do you choose the best architecture school? This section will help you find the best schools for architecture and to decide which school is right for you.

High School Preparation

Future Architecture college majors should build a foundation of art and design in high school. Take drawing and computer design courses and consider the AP Art History exam. Math, including calculus, and physics will both come in handy during your career. You should also expose yourself to local architecture and read architecture magazines to learn about different styles and industry trends.

Types of Architecture Degrees

Architecture certificate and associate career training degree programs offered at technical schools, career colleges, community colleges, online schools, 4-year colleges and universities will prepare you for entry level careers in field working in construction, planning, drafting or inspection. They may also provide expertise to students with previous architectural training.

College, university and technical school Architecture bachelors degree programs are the industry standard. These 5-year programs are designed to prepare students for a 3-year training period assisting architects before taking a licensing exam. Some students seek a masters degree in Architecture after earning a bachelors degree in another field. These programs take anywhere from 1 to 5 years to complete.

In any Architecture degree program, students can expect courses in computer-aided design, drafting, architectural history, building methods and materials, structural design, construction technology, site design and architectural theory.

Architecture Degree Programs:

  • Certificate Programs in Architecture
  • 2-Year Associates Degrees in Architecture
  • Bachelors Degrees in Architecture
  • Masters Degrees in Architecture
There are several different paths you can take toward an Architecture degree. One route is to enroll in a 5-year Bachelor or Master of Architecture program. Or, you can earn a bachelor's degree in another field such as mathematics, engineering, or even art. Then go on to graduate school for a 2- or 3-year Masters degree in Architecture. These different paths each have advantages and disadvantages. Consult with your academic advisers and teachers. You can also ask professional architects about the type of training they recommend.

Architecture Scholarships

The long progress toward a degree in architecture will be expensive. If you're in school right now, ask your guidance counselor for information about student loans, grants, fellowships, work-study programs, and scholarships. Check scholarship listings published by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Most importantly, ask to meet with a financial aid adviser at your chosen college.

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