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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Undergraduate Admissions

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S.) Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Processes and Deadlines

Students are eligible to apply to the BS in Architecture program after completing all required first-year courses in the Pre-Architecture curriculum.

BS in Architecture Program

The BS in Architecture program is a four-year undergraduate program composed of 98 required and 22 elective credits. The program is designed for incoming freshmen and transfer students committed to pursuing architecture as a professional career.

For BS in Architecture course requirements, view Undergraduate Courses for the BS student.

BS Admission Requirements

1. A recommended grade point average of 2.80 or higher

2. Writing proficiency (admission essay)

3. A portfolio typically consisting of work completed in the pre-architecture program

BS Graduates: M.Arch Year Two

The BS degree affords graduates advanced standing and the option of entering the second year of the three-year Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program at the University of Minnesota and other graduate programs. Graduates are also eligible to apply to our Master of Science programs in sustainable design, research practices, heritage conservation and preservation, and metropolitan design.

Admissions Processes and Deadlines

Students in the Pre-Architecture curriculum are guided through the application process in the Spring semester of year one in consultation with Academic Advisors in the College of Design. Transfer Admission deadlines and application materials



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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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