New Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
The College of Architecture and Planning has a new Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program on the Downtown campus of the University of Colorado Denver. This four-year pre-professional program prepares graduates to enter accredited professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) programs across the country as well as other graduate programs in disciplines such as landscape architecture, interior architecture, planning, historic preservation and urban design. With a B.S.Arch degree, you may also consider careers in construction and real estate as project managers, marketers, estimators, inspectors, appraisers, developers and facilities managers.
Architecture education combines critical thinking with active making. You will learn the fundamentals of design (organization, structure and systems); how to apply them to the design of buildings, neighborhoods and cities; and how to graphically communicate a design solution.
Students fulfill the majority of their general studies courses in their first two years of study before entering our studio-based curriculum in their final two years. The curriculum of our B.S.Arch degree coordinates with our accredited professional M.Arch degree, allowing students to move easily into advanced studies. Students in the B.S.Arch program benefit from close contact with graduate students and architects and other design, construction and real estate professionals with practices in downtown Denver and the Metro Region. You would study in one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing urban environments in the country.
The University of Colorado Denver is the only institution in Colorado to offer a full range of degrees in architecture and related disciplines, from pre-professional undergraduate through accredited professional masters to doctorate.
Enduring Places. Emerging Practices. Engaged Communities.
Study these focus areas in the heart of downtown Denver and enter the workforce equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a lasting impact on the future of our built environment. Learning experiences address real issues facing designers and planners as they create healthier, more sustainable, more meaningful environments.
In recent years students have built award-winning, solar-powered homes; written new codes to encourage livelier, safer cities; discovered ecological design principles in Colorado ranches; proposed ways for neighborhoods to recover from natural disasters; designed learning landscapes for elementary school playgrounds; and designed and built environmentally sustainable homes in the Navajo Nation.