University of Louisiana at Lafayette - My School of Architecture University of Louisiana at Lafayette - My School of Architecture

University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Lafayette, LA

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture


n the UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design, we offer both a Bachelor Science in Architectural Studies and three Master of Architecture programs, with each curriculum based on the student’s previous education.

A primary goal of the architecture curriculum is to balance professional and technical education with a liberal arts education. Our revised curriculum for both the undergraduate and the graduate programs now allows for 45 credit hours of non-architecture courses so you can explore your other areas of interest.


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s more than 18,000 students attend a world-renowned research institution spread across a 1,500-acre campus of handsome red brick buildings and natural beauty.

Things looked far different circa July 14, 1898. That’s when it all began for the new Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. The first brick was laid in 1900, and then classes began in September 1901. Enrollment topped out at 145 students. A few classrooms dotted a patch of barren farmland. Degree programs included agriculture, stenography and mechanics.

Today, the University is the state’s second-largest public institution. It is an international leader in computer science, engineering and nursing. But that only counts a few of the more than 120 stellar undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Or, to put the last century or so in perspective, enough degree options to outnumber the entire original student body.