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 two undergraduate architecture degrees -BDA and BS. The professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch) is required to become a licensed architect in the state of Minnesota, and throughout the U.S.