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Architecture, B.Sc.

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University rank #156 (QS) , MN,
The Bachelor of Science (with a major in architecture) program offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a pre-professional architecture degree program that offers studio-based design education and a rigorous program of history/theory and building technology courses.


The program exposes students to the formal, socio-cultural, material, environmental, and historical factors that shape built environments. The B.S. program fosters a sense of stewardship for local and global built environments by providing opportunities for students to engage with College of Design faculty and research centers, to enroll in service learning courses, and to study abroad. Design education in the B.S. program is structured around five sequential semester-long design studios. 
Each one is a focused study in one of architecture’s core areas: material assemblies, the designed environment, program and typology, metropolitan design, and advanced design. Through hands-on making and complementary courses, students demonstrate how these core areas affect formal, spatial, and experiential qualities of architectural space.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Undergraduate Architecture Studio 
  • Materials and Methods I 
  • Environmental Technology I 
  • Architecture and Ecology
  • Architectural Structures I 

For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Students must complete 12 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.80 transferring from outside the University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 USD/year
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  • National

    14760 USD/year
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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