Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (B.E.D.A.)

4-Year Pre-Professional Degree

This degree provides the skills necessary to design buildings, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the impact of architecture on physical, aesthetic, social, and ecological environments.

The B.E.D.A. program takes full advantage of Marywood’s liberal arts core curriculum, providing the foundation for a profession in which social responsibility is integral to the practice of architecture. You'll take courses in the social sciences, math, history, science, writing, literature, religion, and foreign language.

The B.E.D.A. is a pre-professional degree that will prepare you to:

  • Pursue a professional degree in architecture at Marywood
  • Undertake graduate study at another institution
  • Enter the field of architecture as a non-licensed practitioner
  • Pursue a number of related careers

Students who have earned the B.E.D.A. degree may apply to the Master of Architecture program with advanced standing. That means you can complete your professional degree in as little as one and a half years.