The Architectural Studies emphasis is a four-year, professional baccalaureate program often referred to as a Pre-Architecture program. The architectural studies emphasis prepares students for success in entry-level jobs in the design and construction industry and also to prepare students for advanced study in architecture (Masters of Architecture, M.Arch.) or other design-related programs. See Opportunity for Employment, Careers in Architectural Studies, and Spotlight on Alumni. Students benefit from the enriched academic research environment and the emphasis on the thinking and making of physical environments that address the needs and aspirations of people. The program strives to blur the boundaries between architecture and interior design by stressing the experience of people in buildings. Students interested in becoming a licensed architect continue their education in graduate architectural programs that are accredited. Missouri residents may benefit from the Reciprocity Agreement with the University of Kansas which may waive out of state tuition for their M. Arch. degree. Alumni are admitted to many highly ranked graduate programs throughout the U.S. With coursework being part of a CIDA Accredited Interior Design Program, pre-architecture students may be eligible for the NCIDQ examination after graduation and experience in the field. For more information see Careers in Interior Design with links to professional organizations and regulations. See Architectural Studies web page for more highlights of program.
This is an emphasis area of the following major:
This major has the following additional emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: