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School of Architecture

The School of Architecture offers a fully accredited five-year program of study leading to the first professional degree of Bachelor of Architecture.  The mission of the School is to support the historic mission of the University, prepare graduates for leadership roles as architects, advocate for African Americans in the profession of architecture, engender in graduates a commitment to service to the community and its built environment, prepare graduates to excel in graduate and professional environments, and to compete globally.

A graduate of the first professional degree program may choose advanced educational pursuits or entry into the practice of architecture as an intern. 

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.  The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.  A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education.  However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The School of Architecture offers a fully accredited five-year program of study leading to the first professional degree of Bachelor of Architecture.  There are  166 credit hours required for the Bachelor of Architecture degree.  There are no other degree granting programs or departments in the School of Architecture.