Architecture Degree Profile

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Architecture degrees are associated with the area of applied sciences, as well as arts and humanities, depending on the school. Most universities curriculum calls for a combination of studio, lecture and practicum classes, and architects must be meticulous, creative and have an interest in design.Architecture Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

Design Architecture
Industrial Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Naval Architecture
Average Salary

Entry level $41,000 to $78,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree is required to then pursue a master’s degree from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s degree and training is required to apply for the Architecture Registration Exam and doctoral degrees are preferred for licensing.

Top Architecture Programs in 2009
(According to Architect Magazine, 2009)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Cornell University
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo
University of Cincinnati
University of Texas Austin

College Courses: Math, Science, Technology, Design

Recommended High School AP Course

Calculus AB and BC
Computer Science A
Physics B and Physics C
Studio Art
Careers Obtained with Architecture Degrees

Administrative Assistant
Art Teacher
College Professor
Political Advocate
Training Specialist
Project Manager
Facility Manager
Urban Planner
Regional Planner
Notable Architects Notable Architecture

Abbot Suger, the mind behind Gothic Architectural Style
Antoni Gaudí, who built Park Güell in Barcelonia
Le Corbusier, pioneer of the International style of Modern architecture
Gustave Eiffel, who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Frank Lloyd Wright, builder of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect behind Central Park in New York City
Paul Rudolph, american architect who built the Lippo Centre in Hong Kong
Rem Koolhaas, builder of the Seattle Central Library and author of Delirious New York
Wallace Harrison, who built the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City
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Architecture Scholarships

The Best Architecture Schools in the U.S.

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