The School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota exposes students to the socio-cultural, environmental, formal, and historical factors that shape the built environment. Students develop visual literacy by thinking through the design process in studios and workshops, by researching historical precedents, and by analyzing theoretical texts and the physical environment.
Our undergraduate programs foster a sense of stewardship for the local and global built environment by providing opportunities for students to engage with College of Design faculty and research centers, enroll in service learning courses, and study abroad.
The School of Architecture offers three undergraduate architecture degrees - BA, BDA and BS - and the professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch), which is required to become a licensed architect in the state of Minnesota, and throughout the U.S.
The pre-architecture track is designed for freshman and transfer students to complete the course prerequisites to apply to one of the three undergraduate architecture degree programs.
Freshman applicants interested in applying to the pre-architecture track should review the freshman admissions for deadlines and application materials. Transfer students from within and outside the University of Minnesota should review the transfer admissions for deadlines and application materials.