Architecture Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) & Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (BEDA)

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Design Your Future with Degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design

Marywood University's renowned School of Architecture emphasizes disciplinary knowledge within a broad liberal arts framework, including a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. Whatever your concentration, a bachelor’s degree in architecture opens the door for many job opportunities, including Architect, Design Project Manager; Drafter; Project Designer; Project Manager; Lead Designer; Schematic Drafter; Project Coordinator; Model Maker, and more.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

The professional undergraduate degree program in Architecture, the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), is a five-year program that prepares students for immediate entry into the field of architecture. It is intended for students who will pursue a career as a licensed architect or advanced study in the field of architecture. This accredited degree option focuses on acquiring the skills needed to be eligible to become a licensed architect, such as designing buildings and understanding their impact on physical, aesthetic, social, and ecological environments.

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

The B.E.D.A. is a pre-professional degree that follows the first four years of the B.Arch. curriculum but with the option to substitute some advanced, professionally-oriented courses with courses from other areas of the curriculum or other university course offerings.

  • In combination with the core curriculum, architecture students benefit from the professional course requirements
  • Ten design studios
  • Continuous exploration and synthesis
  • Architecture topics in structures, environmental science, building systems, and other areas of building technology

Top Employers

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Design
  • Construction

Top Career Paths

  • Architect
  • Designer
  • Graphics/Visualization
  • Construction/Construction Management

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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.

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School of Architecture

Center for Architectural Studies

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The School of Architecture is housed in this spacious adaptation of Marywood's former gymnasium. The building features a variety of green components, including a vegetative roof and an innovative heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy from abandoned mine shafts beneath campus.

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Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

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