Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Architectural design is developed and practiced as a mode of critical inquiry from the scale of the city to the scale of the hand. It provides a framework for the study of contemporary culture, grounded in history and extended through observation, analysis and design. The director of the Undergraduate Program in Architecture is Betsy Roettger.
The undergraduate program is a pre–professional program providing the balance of a broad liberal arts foundation with a design studio preparation for graduate study in architecture.
- An integrated curriculum of studies in the liberal arts and architecture to promote an understanding of design as a cultural expression
- A strong preparation for graduate professional study in architecture with a broader mandate to cultivate leadership in a range of potential career paths
- Opportunities for focused study through concentrations in Architectural Design or Architectural Studies
- Minors in Landscape Architecture as well as minors or double majors in other disciplines in the School and University
- Transfer students are accepted each fall up through the beginning of the third year. Students wishing to transfer into the Department of Architecture should refer to the Transfer section of the Undergraduate Admissions page.
- Admission to Undergraduate Programs in Architecture is handled through the University of Virginia Undergraduate Admissions Office. For undergraduate. Applicants apply to the University, not to the School of Architecture.
Students entering the Department of Architecture follow one curriculum for their first three years. Starting in their second year, the strategic choices of electives will prepare the student to pursue the concentration of their choice.
See the 2012-13 Undergraduate Record.
Architecture students may, with approval, spend a semester in one of the programs abroad when offered. See the International page.