Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture

An online bachelor’s degree program in architecture may provide students in-depth training and skills on the basics of architectural design and drawing. In this four-year program, students may learn how to incorporate computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) into their creations, read blueprints, and study various construction materials. Program coursework may include general education requirements along with major-specific courses such as project management, architecture design, and basic drawing.

Upon completion of a baccalaureate program in architecture, students may either seek entry-level employment focusing on their specialty or enroll in a graduate-level program in architecture. Bachelor’s-level graduates may find employment in construction, architecture, or engineering.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four or five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 24% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate programs in architecture may combine general education requirements along with core architecture courses and coursework within a chosen specialization. These classes may teach students how to develop and enhance their design and drawing techniques, examine visual communication theory, and consider environmental surroundings. Examples of core architecture classes may include the following:

  • Architecture Design
  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Modeling and Visual Displays
  • Basic Drawing
  • Environmental Design

Career Options

Graduates of baccalaureate-level programs in architecture may pursue job opportunities in engineering, construction, architecture, or they may work for themselves. According to the U.S> Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in architecture may increase by 24% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Cartographer
  • Urban Planner

Continuing Education

Bachelor’s degree level graduates may further their education by enrolling in a master’s or doctoral program in architecture. A master’s degree program in architecture may provide students additional skills in visualizing and designing architectural and urban designs.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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