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Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fairmont, MN, United States
The mission of the Architecture program at Fairmont State University is to educate aspiring architects as creative thinkers who pursue architecture as a process of integration where theory, culture, history, sustainability and practice come together within the understanding of the unique character and dynamics of the regional condition as part of the global community.
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The Architecture program at Fairmont State University is comprised of a 2 year associate degree, a 4 year pre-professional degree (BS Architecture), and a 1 1/2 year Master of Architecture degree, for which a baccalaureate degree in architecture is required as a prerequisite. The focus of these degrees addresses the built environment of the American small city and the regional uniqueness of its surroundings.

Learning outcomes

The two-year degree provides an introduction to the discipline and profession of architecture. The pre-professional degree provides a sound education for the pursuit of general knowledge, and the first phase of a professional education for the general practice of architecture. 

The four-year program encompasses a foundation core of design, introductory studies in architectural history and theory and building technology. Advanced design studios address methodology and technological and theoretical synthesis through applied studies of a wide range of design inquiries and projects. Successful completion of the degree will prepare students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to enter the profession, or pursue a graduate degree in architecture at Fairmont State or other institutions.

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:

  • Written English
  • College Algebra
  • Design Fundamentals 
  • Art Appreciation

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:


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General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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