University of Arizona School of Architecture


Tucson, AZ

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Architecture; Candidate for Master of Architecture


The University of Arizona offers the professional architecture degree, Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) which is a fully accredited program recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The Bachelor of Architecture program is a five-year curriculum of study comprised of three specific phases. The foundation year of the program is known as the pre-architecture phase. The three-year professional core is highly selective emphasizing five major areas of architectural study: technologies, practice/management, design/communication, history/theory, and electives. The last phase of this program is the fifth year, used mainly to focus on a final project or a senior capstone project and further design options.


Minor in Sustainable Built Environments

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments


The School of Architecture at the University of Arizona combines a professional education with landscape rich with culture on an international border. Using the surrounding environment as use for inspiration, this school strives to teach its students a place-based design approach, one that suits the surrounding landscape. The curriculum of the University Of Arizona School Of Architecture is supported by four main propositions. First of all, the architecture must serve a need for basic human shelter. Second, the basis of that construction should arise from imaginative research. Third, each project must be influenced by the landscape of Arizona, the place in which the structure is being built, and the culture of the surrounding area. Lastly, each structure must be one that could be appreciated globally, although maintaining a local identity.
In order to accomplish this particular teaching structure, the University Of Arizona School Of Architecture focuses on four different subjects of study. These subjects are technology, communication methods, professional practice, and theory and history.