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Quick Facts

Ranked among the world’s best, our architectural degrees provide a solid grounding in the broad concepts and specific technical skills you need to excel in the industry. Professional experiences and applied design projects in the studio and the community will prepare you for success as a licensed architect.

Requirements for an Architecture Degree

You can choose one of two degree paths in architecture: 

Bachelor of Architecture

154 Credits

5 Years

Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the only undergraduate degree in the region that prepares you for a more direct route into professional licensure without requiring a professional master's degree in architecture.

BA or BS in Architecture

120 Credits

4 Years

Our Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (with a major in architecture) is ideal if you’re interested in pursuing a professional architecture degree at the master's level, at Ball State or at another institution.

Additional Requirements For Degree in architecture
All students entering the Department of Architecture as sophomores are required to purchase a computer. Download a list of computer specifications (PDF).
  • WPP 392 Writing Proficiency Exam is required your junior year. Take the prerequisites of ENG 103 Rhetoric and Writing and ENG 104 Composing Research in the freshman and sophomore years.
  • ARCH 229 History of Architecture 1 will count for 3 credits in the University Core Curriculum Tier 2 Fine Arts, Design, and Humanities. ARCH 401 Architectural Design will count as a Tier 3 Core Capstone Course.
  • Travel study options are also available in the summer after the second, third and/or fourth years of study. Additionally, students may opt to do a travel study in one semester of their fourth year instead of the required internship.

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If you’d like to learn more about our Bachelor of Architecture or BA/BS in Architecture degrees, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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