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Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
This Architecture program from University of Idaho explores the built environment and its important role in the way people live, work and play. You will learn the fundamentals of architecture design, technology, history and theory. The program includes rigorous studio experiences, where you will tackle real-world design problems and improve your technical design skills.
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From designing new homes and energy-efficient buildings, to restoring historical landmarks, to developing healthy urban neighborhoods, a career in field of architecture allows you to make a positive impact in communities around the world.

This degree is an excellent first step toward a career as an architect. The four-year program offers seamless entry into the Master of Architecture, the accredited professional degree program that provides the training and credentials required to become a licensed architect.

This Architecture program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Like to design and build projects
  • Are imaginative and creative
  • Are a good problem solver
  • Are interested in improving the lives of building users
  • Are interested in the design and history of buildings
  • Enjoy traveling

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Architecture designer
  • Design builder
  • Design developer
  • Urban planner
  • Building inspector
  • Set designer
  • Architectural journalist/critic
  • Architectural historian

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Architecture, we recommend you cultivate your:

  • Interest in art and design
  • Interest in urban and community planning, sustainable design, history of architecture
  • Love of unique places
  • Fascination with drawing and representation
  • Curiosity about the history, design, and construction of buildings
  • Desires to become a creative thinker and nimble problem solver

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year.

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