Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Two female students touch a project on a tabletop in studio during open house
An assortment of student graphic work covers the atrium wall like a quilt
 Viewed from behind the shoulder, a woman works on a computer. Architectural drawings and sketches are spread out around her.
 A triptych view of 3 different students working on architectural projects. A man leans close over a drawing board and uses a straightedge to draw a line. A hand dips a paintbrush into a color, with other supplies covering the table. A woman presses a finger on top of the roof of a building model she is working on.
 Viewed from behind the chair, a seated woman holds up a section of an architectural model and studies it intently, Other pieces and tools for the model are on the table in front of her.
 close-up view of hands cutting a piece for a model. On the worktable are scraps of material and a bottle of glue on its side
A woman leans in close to a drawing that she is working on

The BA in Architecture is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to enter a two-year professional Master of Architecture program, such as the program that Miami University offers.

The undergraduate major in architecture at Miami University is a rigorous four-year pre-professional program leading to the degree Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. The four-year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is followed by the two-year professional Master of Architecture degree, which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The professional M. Arch. degree, in combination with a specified period of internship in an architectural firm, prepares students to sit for the state licensing examination and become practicing architects.

Four-year Architecture Curriculum

After Graduation

Approximately 80% of our graduating seniors go on to an M. Arch. program at Miami or elsewhere. Miami undergraduates pursue architecture graduate studies at such institutions as Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Yale, Rice, Washington University, the University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, the University of Virginia, Syracuse, Cornell, the University of Texas, and the University of California at Berkeley. Other graduates have pursued advanced education in landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, graphic design, film making, theatre and stage design, the history of art and architecture, political science, business, and law.