Bachelor of Architecture
The Bachelor of Architecture program at KSU is a 5-year, NAAB accredited, first professional degree in architecture, leading to eligibility for licensure (Architectural Registration Exam).
The B.ARCH Program is centered on the ten-semester studio sequence that proceeds from the basic fundamentals of design and architecture, through the technical aspects of building and comprehensive design, to investigations of the urban condition. It culminates in the fifth year’s exploration of architecture as a form of design research. Reinforcing the studios are sequences in design communication, architecture culture, structure, environmental technology and professional practice. Collectively, they provide the more holistic understanding of the design process necessary for the production of functional and meaningful architecture. FAQ's
Most graduates from the 5-year B.ARCH program pursue a career working in architectural offices, but professional training in architecture also opens doors for graduates to pursue additional and/or other careers in planning, graphic design, product design, interiors, film, education and construction.
Current students can connect with potential employers here.
Portfolio Review Evaluation
A portfolio review and evaluation is mandatory for all students seeking to enter the upper division of the B.ARCH program (3rd year through 5th year, see course flow chart) must successfully pass the Portfolio Review Evaluation. There are 4 components of the portfolio review process and it is imperative that each applicant be successful in all of them.
- You are in good standing with the University, an adjusted GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Met all ARCH course requirements with a grade of ‘C’ or higher and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Complete all Georgia Core courses required in the course flow chart with a grade of ‘C’ or higher
- Pass the Portfolio Review Evaluation with and average cumulative score of 2.5 (considered “satisfactory”) or higher.
Click the links below to view past years top submitted portfolios.
Degree RequirementsStudents pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture must complete all degree requirements, including general education, lower and upper division requirements specific to the major, other major- specific requirements, electives, and University-wide degree requirements. For a complete list of degree requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.