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Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program from University of Colorado Denver is a pre-professional program that combines critical thinking with active making. 
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Overview

BSArch students fulfill the majority of their general studies courses in their first two years of study before entering our studio-based curriculum in their final two years. Students learn the fundamentals of design, how to apply them to the design of buildings, neighborhoods and cities, and how to graphically communicate a design solution.

The College of Architecture and Planning Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSArch) degree program from University of Colorado Denver is a four-year, pre-professional program primarily preparing top graduates to enter accredited professional Master of Architecture programs. It also prepares students for many careers related to architecture and for graduate programs in disciplines such as landscape architecture, interior architecture, urban and regional planning, historic preservation, and urban design. 

Career

As the only college of architecture and planning in Colorado, we are committed to providing our students and alumni with opportunities to build their careers through meaningful interactions with the local and regional professional community. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Architecture and Urbanism
  • Architectural History
  • Construction Practices
  • Building Systems
  • Theory of Structures
  • Architecture Photography
  • 3D Design
  • Computation & Prototyping
  • Architecture Digital Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a Composite score of 24 on the ACT or 1150-1180 on the SAT Combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score are considered strong candidates for admission to the College of Architecture and Planning. 
  • International students will need to submit certified English translations of their high school transcripts as well as any transcripts from university coursework. English language proficiency must be demonstrated as well, either through successful completion of TOEFL, IELTS, or the ESL Academy at CU Denver.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25818 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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