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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Bachelor in Music (BM)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. Become the Musician YOU Were Meant to Be at UB! A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. We offer an experienced and dedicated faculty of artist–teachers, the kind of personal attention and advising usually found at small colleges, and the sort of spacious and well-designed facilities typically found at large universities. Music is a broad field with many potential career paths, and our program prepares students to make their way in music through a curriculum which combines a strong foun­dation with the flexibility and innovation needed to meet individual students’ needs. Proximity to New York, the world’s largest center for recording and live performance, as well as the vibrant arts community in Bridgeport and neighboring cities such as New Haven, provide many opportunities for students to hear performances, perform themselves, and intern. Career Paths & Opportunities Graduates of UB’s music program have gone on to master’s and doctoral study at selective universities nationwide, including: Boston University School of the Arts Carnegie Melon Graduate Center, City University of New York University of Colorado: Denver James Madison University Teachers’ College, Columbia University Tufts University Yale School of Music Graduates of UB’s music education program are performing and teaching in a wide variety of community music contexts, and currently teaching at school districts throughout the state and region, including: Bridgeport Public Schools Catholic Schools, Diocese of Bridgeport Easton Country Day School New Haven Public Schools New London Public Schools New York City Department of Education Newtown Public Schools Norwalk Public Schools Region 12 Schools Stamford Public Schools Stratford Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools Weston Public Schools Wilton Public Schools Learning Outcomes By completing the Bachelor of Music degree, students will: Develop a strong foundation in the theory and history of music Select one or more musical concentrations—performance, education, or music business—and develop foundational skills in that area Further develop their skills as a singer or instrumentalist Possess sufficient musical acumen to make creative contributions to musical performances and ensembles Further their ability to work in, learn from, and teach groups composed of learners from diverse backgrounds and with multiple skill levels Be able to connect musical knowledge with the learning occurring in the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years July 2017 USA San Diego

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is designed for students interested in learning about design from a technical and aesthetic perspective in preparation for either a Master of Architecture [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is designed for students interested in learning about design from a technical and aesthetic perspective in preparation for either a Master of Architecture degree program or the pursuit of another professional degree. With curriculum focused on familiarizing you with the innovations, products, and forms of building, this program equips you to meet the professional challenges of many emerging architectural endeavors. If you’ve always wanted to understand the foundation of design from a technical and aesthetic perspective, NewSchool’s Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program is ideal for you. The traditional track takes four years to complete but dedicated students can choose to take an accelerated track which will allow them to complete their degree in three years. [-]

Bachelor in Writing

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [-]

Bachelor in Interior Design

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. [+]

As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. Why Choose Interior Design at UCM? The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The UCM Interior Design B.F.A. degree has achieved national accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. You will have 24-hour access to a computer lab where computers are stocked with professional software. The Department of Art and Design awards incoming student portfolio scholarships to freshman and new transfer students. What will I study? Through a series of projects, the Interior Design program will help you sharpen your visual, oral and written skills. Courses include: Art Theory and Criticism Construction Documentation for Interior Design Interior Design Environmental Systems Interior Detailing and Furniture Design What can I do with a degree in Interior Design? Architect Drafter Art Director Civil Drafter Computer-Aided Design Technician Cost Estimator How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Interior Design, students have an opportunity to be involved in: The UCM Interior Design Student Association [-]

Bachelor in Art

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Art majors are guided in small classes by practicing artists who are experienced teachers. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. Art majors are guided in small classes by practicing artists who are experienced teachers. They learn to express their creativity in diverse media including painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, installation, sculpture, screen printing, and digital media. Art students also gain the inspiration of great works of art from many eras and cultures in art history classes, and learn to appreciate art as an expression of consciousness, their own Self. The BA program cultivates creativity, perception, and problem-solving, abilities which are valuable throughout life. For students who aspire to a career in the arts, we recommend the BFA program. BA Program Assessment Every year a Visiting Evaluator assesses our students’ performance on the objectives listed below. The Evaluator, an experienced art professor at another university or art school, compares MUM students with the students he or she has taught. MUM art students often rate in the top 20% of all students the Evaluator has worked with, and some students rate in the top 10%. Here are some comments from Evaluators: “Your students are awake, enlivened and engaged.” “The student work, both academic and creative, reflected a general sense of student well being…” “The strengths are knowledgeable, experienced teachers with an eye to the big picture…” “Your strengths are a dedicated and hardworking faculty, the rich committed environment and attitudes of your students, and the spiritual grounding you have given your students.” These outcomes are cultivated throughout the art curriculum and are strongly developed in the courses listed under each section. Learning Outcomes For The BA Program 1. Appreciate the development of consciousness 2. Appreciate art in the light of consciousness 3. Gain an inspiring knowledge of art history 4. Cultivate writing skills 5. Polish presentation skills 6. Develop research skills 7. Cultivate studio practice 8. Encourage the expression of uplifting values [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations. Why Seminole State? Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place. Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry. Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees. Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders. Career Opportunities Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade. Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in: "Aging-in-Place" Design Barrier-Free/Universal Design Commercial Interior Design Facilities/Project Management Government/Institutional Design Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design Hospitality/Entertainment Design Kitchen/Bath Design Residential Interior Design Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design Sales/Manufacturer Representative Space Planning/Specification Sustainable/Environmental Design Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

McMurry University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Abilene

The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. The Department of Art at McMurry University develops strong conceptual and technical skills for artistic expression, creative problem solving, artistic appreciation, and historical perspectives in its students. In this hands-on program our students study numerous traditions in the creation of art. Our students are also exposed to an extensive knowledge of the art of Western Civilization and non-European cultures in relationship to pluralistic contemporary world that enhances the education of art majors and other interested students. Our successful students fully participate in: Classes Assignments Critiques Exhibitions Study Abroad Our Students graduate with comprehensive knowledge of: Design Art media Expressive Possibilities Creative Solutions Professional Practices Students study art in the classroom and then examine it firsthand through field trips to galleries and museums. Senior students develop a resume/portfolio for campus wide presentation and for post-graduation activities. About the Majors The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. The Bachelors of Art (B.A.) degree with a major in studio art is designed for students who wish to obtain a liberal arts degree with a major in studio art, multimedia and graphic design or all level art education; this degree requires a minor. Awards Entering freshmen art students may apply for the Perry Bentley Art Scholarship in February. Transfer students and current art majors may apply for other art scholarships in the spring. Recognition awards are presented to outstanding art students annually. The spring juried annual student art competition acknowledges artistic achievement. Students may apply in the spring for the work apprentice programs and studio space. Faculty assigns apprentices and studios based on productivity, grades, reliability, and participation in the art department. Travel Courses in Art The Department of Art tries to offer one travel course annually. Classes travel to regionally, nationally and internationally significant art exhibitions and archeological sites related to the students' course of study. Art Honor Society After completing 12 semester hours and having a 3.0 average or above in art courses, art students are eligible to be nominated by faculty to join the Epsilon Theta Chapter of the Kappa Pi International Collegiate Art Honorary Fraternity. Kappa Pi sponsors Homecoming and Christmas art sales, service projects and art related, educational and social activities. More information about the Honors Program can be found on the Honors Program webpage. Internships in Art Art internships for junior and senior art majors, which occur in ART 3390 and ART 4390, give students meaningful practical experience by working in a gallery, museum or commercial setting to see how the theoretical concepts of art are put into practice. Students have interned at: Abilene Reporter News Center of Contemporary Art Zachry Associates Grace Museum National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Jody Klotz Gallery [-]

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. [+]

Available Emphasis Areas: Instrumental - Emphasis Vocal - Emphasis This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance? Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent? It’s with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it’s a never-ending inspiration—the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude. We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, creation, and work to help you develop into a well-rounded musician and equip you to become an accomplished performer. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. The defining activity of your time in the School of Music will be performance. Through performance experience, you’ll develop poise and confidence and learn problem-solving skills transferable to other disciplines. Note: If you want to major in Performance, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music’s program in addition to being admitted to the university. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Education Collegiate band Horn ensemble Jazz band With further education, one of these paths is possible: Choir director Conductor Music therapist University professor University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Science - New York

The Culinary Institute of America
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

As a culinary science student, you'll learn the scientific foundations of food production, work on product development projects from concept to delivery while using sensory evaluation techniques [+]

Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Science - New York

The culinary arts and food science are coming together in ways that help innovative chefs create more flavorful, healthful, and consistently excellent foods. Today, these chefs are found not only in the kitchens of the most advanced restaurants, but in the research kitchens of leading foodservice companies. The CIA’s Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Culinary Science degree program will teach you the scientific foundations of food production and prepare you for these exciting research and development careers. After completing your CIA associate degree, in the junior and senior years of this bachelor's degree program you will:... [-]


Bachelor in Art Education (ARTE)

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The art education major at ORU is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. [+]

The art education major at ORU is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. In the ARTE program students participate in both art and education courses that provide the preparation for entry into the education profession at the K-12 level. Instruction includes artistic, educational and design skills demanded by contemporary society and technology, while maintaining a respect for the value of tradition. Additionally, a large network of successful alumni provides an opportunity to enhance education through experiences gained in the professional environment. Upon completion of the ARTE program students are eligible to receive their license to teach in the state of Oklahoma.

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Bachelor (BFA) in Film

Brooks Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ventura

The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Program is to provide a deeply immersive, experiential learning environment that promotes creative expression, best practices, and collaboration as students prepare for a variety of career paths in motion picture production for traditional and emerging media markets. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Program is to provide a deeply immersive, experiential learning environment that promotes creative expression, best practices, and collaboration as students prepare for a variety of career paths in motion picture production for traditional and emerging media markets. The 120 semester credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film program builds knowledge of the craft of film through a series of core courses culminating in a production workshop and portfolio experience. The program consists of 66 semester credits that cover a variety of aspects of film production including narrative and commercial filmmaking and screenwriting. In addition, students take 45 semester credits in general education and 9 semester credits in business courses designed to support their professional goals as filmmakers and broaden their understanding and experience of other subject areas. Core Courses Core courses include: Visual Design and Media Film Language History of Film Production Workshop I Audio Foundations Lighting Theory Digital Production Screenwriting I Directing I Cinematography I Editing I Production Workshop II Production Design New Media Capstone Elective Options Among these elective course options are: Producing Practices Motion Picture Development Cinematography II Directing the Actor Advanced Editing Digital Post-Production Sound Design Feature Screenwriting I Feature Screenwriting II Writing the Television Drama Writing the Television Comedy Master Seminar Marketing Media Commercial Production Music Video Production Cinematography Portfolio Narrative Portfolio Pre-Production Narrative Portfolio Production Narrative Portfolio Post Productions Artist in Residence Industry Internships Program Objectives Upon the completion of the Film Program students should be able to: Graduating students should be equipped to: Apply film aesthetics in a specific filmmaking discipline. (Visual Literacy, Problem Solver) Analyze the global context of media production and distribution. (Problem Solver, Global) Collaborate effectively and ethically to accomplish professional goals. (Ethics, Collaboration, Communication) Use contemporary motion picture tools to communicate a story or concept. (Communication, Adept) [-]

Music

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

This program is for students who are interested in performing, composing, teaching, producing or promoting music as a career. [+]

Degree Concentrations B.M. in Music Education B.M. in Performance B.M. in Music Industry B.M. in Theory and Composition Minor in Music Who Would be Interested in Music? Students who are interested in performing, composing, teaching, producing or promoting music as a career. Why Music? The Department of Music provides aspiring students with the training and education they need to succeed as professionals in the field of music. EKU music students have the opportunity to study with a dedicated faculty of performing musicians and scholars. Main campus facilities include an excellent music technology lab with 24 iMac computer stations, recording and studio engineering software and equipment, a keyboard lab, an extensive music library, three concert halls, and numerous practice rooms. The Department of Music presents over 100 concerts annually, including faculty concerts and recitals, ensemble performances, master classes, and performances and clinics by guest artists. Music majors are welcome in campus organizations like the national music fraternity Delta Omicron; the Music Industry Organization, which helps EKU students gain experience in various fields of the music industry; the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity for men; and the Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity for women. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? The Department of Music requires that all students seeking admission into the Music Major Program complete an audition and a theory placement interview. The student is expected to demonstrate acceptable levels of achievement in performance in terms of intonation, tone quality and rhythmic accuracy. Incoming students will be expected to perform two selections of contrasting styles. Students may be accepted on probationary status at the discretion of the applied teacher and the department chair. [-]

Bachelor in Arts

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. All students entering Claflin University's Department of Art will be placed in the foundation art sequence. After completing the first semester of their freshman year, students will declare a major in one of the following disciplines: Art Education Studio Art Digital Design The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. With an art degree, you can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, printmaker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist. All graduating Studio Art and Digital Design majors must complete a Senior Project, install a Senior Project Exhibition, and successfully pass a Senior Exit Examination. Art Education majors must complete a Professional Clinical Practice Exhibition in addition to successfully passing all exams required by the School of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and organize these activities. Students must work closely with the Art faculty so that these events can proceed according to schedule. [-]

Bachelor in Design Arts

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The <strong>Design Arts major</strong> is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. [+]

The Design Arts major is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. The Design Arts major consists of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Communications and English Composition courses. The breadth of the curriculum reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the program and is structured to promote intellectual and esthetic understanding of visual communications, environmental design and promote the development of problem solving skills. Students enrolled in upper-level courses will learn how to apply design principles to a variety of media including graphic design for print and publishing and web design. Studio courses integrate technology use and skills development in a problem-based learning environment. Students learn to use standard professional design software as tools of the design process. The environmental design studios develop design skills through the exploration of human scale problems. The studio courses have typically been centered on a variety of real-world projects that have included the design of business and living spaces, the redesign of industrial river frontage into green space and urban renewal projects to name a few. The studio projects typically have actual clients, with students responding to important community issues that require creativity based in design and problem solving methodologies. The ultimate goal of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, problem-solving ability and design skills that will enable them to make significant contributions as design professionals. [-]

Architecture

Auburn Global
Campus Full time 5 years May 2017 USA Auburn

The bachelor of architecture degree is awarded upon the completion of the five-year curriculum. Qualified students may elect to pursue concurrently a second bachelor of interior architecture degree. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in USA 2017. The bachelor of architecture degree is awarded upon the completion of the five-year curriculum. Qualified students may elect to pursue concurrently a second bachelor of interior architecture degree. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a pre-requisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a six, three or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, that when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre- professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Auburn's next accreditation visit for the architecture program is in 2017. Auburn University, School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: Bachelor of Architecture (159 credits). The four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design is not a professionally accredited degree. Auburn University is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Students are encouraged to work at an architect’s office, on a construction site or in another approved professional endeavor prior to their fourth year. The bachelor of interior architecture degree program offers a holistic approach to design that focuses on the relationship between interior and exterior space. Interior Architecture students develop enhanced critical thinking abilities in relation to the construction of space, progressive materiality, sustainability, and representation. Auburn has integrated Interior Architecture and Architecture in this unique program resulting in the granting of two degrees upon completion of the fifth year of study. It is not possible to get the undergraduate degree in interior architecture without the dual Architecture professional degree. Architecture students must apply separately to the Interior Architecture Program through a competitive application process. The graduate who receives a bachelor of interior architecture degree and a bachelor of architecture degree is a person trained in interior architecture and architecture who is qualified to sit for an Architectural License Exam after completing IDP and then sit for the NCDIQ Exam for Interiors, based on a transcript review. See advisor for details. Architecture Academic Standards and Policies Enrollment in the second year studios is limited and eligibility for acceptance to Architecture and Interior Architecture is based on performance in courses in the first year of the model curriculum. The Architecture Program offers two options for completing the Pre-Architecture first year of the model curriculum: the Foundation Unit Studio sequence and the Summer Design Studio sequence. Placement of Pre-Architecture students into either of these entry sequences is determined by an Architecture Program committee. Information regarding the entry sequence placement process will be mailed to all Pre-Architecture students who have been admitted to Auburn on or before February 1 preceding fall term entry. Students not participating in the Foundation Unit Studio have the opportunity to be selected to enter the design studio sequence in the summer term after their first year of enrollment. Placement in the Foundation Unit Studio Sequence will be communicated prior to Camp War Eagle. Pre-Architecture students must receive an “S” in ARCH 1000, ARCH 1010, and ARCH 1060 prior to being admitted to the ARCH 1020/ARCH 1420 course sequence. Students accepted into the Foundation Unit Studio sequence may not defer their acceptance to another academic year. Students that fail to successfully complete the fall semester studio sequence, or students not accepted into the Second Year Studio sequence at the end of the spring semester, will not be readmitted to the Foundation Unit Program. These students may elect to participate in the following Summer Design Studio session and will be required to participate in the entire summer program. Eligibility is dependent upon Summer Design criteria. Auburn University students who successfully complete 27 hours, pass ARCH 1000, General Physics I, and Calculus I or MATH 1150, and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 are eligible to be accepted into Summer Design. In the event that all available Summer Design seats are not filled based on the stated criteria, the committee may opt to fill the remaining seats based on academic performance of the applicants. Summer Design Studio sequence is divided into two sessions. During the course of the first session each student’s work is periodically ranked relative to her/his peers. At the end of the first session the students with the highest rank-in-class are accepted into Session Two, subject to available space. Students not accepted to the Second Year Studio may elect to retake the entire sequence of courses during the following Summer Design Session if they meet the admission criteria or they may elect to change majors. Admission to the Second Year Studio sequence is predicated on the receipt of a grade of C or better in both ARCH 1020 and ARCH 1420. The Grade Adjustment Policy may not be used to progress to Second Year Studio. In the event a grade of D or F is received in any required course in the major, a review is required for continuance in the program. Based on the outcome of this review, a student may be required to repeat the course or, in the case of design studios, the entire studio sequence for that respective year-level. Students receiving a second D when repeating a required course will be reviewed for continuance in the program. Similarly, a student receiving a majority of grades of C or poorer may be reviewed for continuance in the program. Students must maintain professional standards of behavior, as outlined in the Student Policy eHandbook, at all times while on university property and while participating in school sponsored trips, events, and activities. Failure to do so may be grounds for dismissal from the program. To proceed to the beginning sequence of design studio at third, fourth, or fifth year levels, the student must have completed all required prerequisite courses for that respective year-level, as indicated in the model curriculum. Enrollment in 3000-level BSCI courses will be limited to those students with a GPA of 2.50 or above and second-year standing in design studio. Architecture Transfer Students Transfer students in Architecture must meet the minimum requirements as set by Auburn University to be admitted to the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. They will be advised to begin with the Summer Design Studio Sequence. Transfer students must also meet the minimum qualifications for admission to Summer Design. Transfer students should contact CADC Student Services no later than January to request a space in the Summer Design Studio. Foundation Unit Studio placement for transfer candidates is determined each year by the school head, the Architecture program chair, the First-Year Program coordinator and a representative from the Office of Student Services. Up to 20 percent of Foundation Unit Studio positions may be reserved for transfers each year; however, the positions will only be filled if the transferring student’s academic performance is competitive with the Foundation Unit Studio top tier ranking students from that academic year freshman admission round. It is possible to have a Foundation Unit Studio with no transfer students. Transfers accepted into the Foundation Unit Studio Sequence may not defer their acceptance to another academic year. Transfer students from NAAB-accredited architecture programs, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements as set by Auburn University, will be required to present a portfolio of their work to the Academic Review Committee (ARC) for evaluation. The ARC will determine the level of placement in the professional architecture design studio sequence or in the pre-architecture program. Special Opportunities for Qualified Architecture and Interior Architecture Students During the third year of design studio students may participate in at least one of a variety of field studies opportunities aimed at enriching students’ learning experience and preparing students for professional life. These opportunities include both an international studies program with a variety of options for study abroad as well as the possibility of participation in the Rural Studio - a program based in rural west Alabama where students engage local communities via hands-on service-learning projects to help meet needs of shelter and improved quality-of-life. In addition to the required third year opportunities, students may have additional opportunities during their fifth year of study to participate in the Rural Studio or the Auburn Center for Architecture and Urban Studies - a design center in downtown Birmingham where upper-level students and faculty engage in community-centered, service-learning activities. Participation in each of these programs is limited, and students may be allowed to participate based on academic standing, available resources, and a competitive selection process. Professional internships with practicing architects are recommended prior to the last year of study. Architecture/Interior Architecture (ARIA) Academic Standards and Admission Policy Participation in the Interior Architecture (ARIA) program is highly selective. Students are eligible to apply for the Interior Architecture program in the spring of their second year of the Architecture Program. This policy allows for a summer ARIA thesis class size based on yearly available faculty resources. Spring semester applications (2nd year students) The Interior Architecture faculty will make a selection of second year students at the end of Spring semester. Class size is based on available faculty resources and may vary each year. These students will initially participate in the ARIA-designated Third Year Fall Semester Studio. Selection of students is based primarily on the ARIA faculty-comprised Admission Board’s assessment of submitted design work. The assessment will be based on the students’ statements of intent and on three projects that demonstrate a high quality of design ability. A high quality of design ability is considered to be an indication of an applicant’s capability to take on the extra degree requirements of the ARIA degree. Additionally, it is required that accepted students have completed their appropriate studio coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional acceptance into the ARIA dual degree program. The students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in their studio coursework during the third and fourth year to proceed into the ARIA Summer Thesis semester. If a 3.0 studio GPA is not maintained, a review by the ARIA Admissions Board will be required to determine a student’s eligibility to continue in the program. [-]