Pennsylvania State University - My School of Architecture Pennsylvania State University - My School of Architecture

Pennsylvania State University


University Park, PA

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Architecture


The Department of Architecture was established in 1910 with a four-year course in Architectural Engineering; in 1922, a curriculum in architecture was added, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Our century-strong traditions of drawing, model-making, community outreach/service learning, and hands-on construction prepare our students to explore innovative models of architectural practice as well as to engage non-traditional means of building delivery, such as design-build and digital fabrication.

Expanding on tradition, our undergraduate and graduate programs offer concentrated inquiry, research, and study. Key focal areas include: culture, space, and society; design computing; material matters; and sustainability.


Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff.