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Architectural Studies (Architectural Studies)

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The Architectural Studies emphasis is a four-year, professional baccalaureate program preparing students for professional roles in the design and construction industry and also for application to professional M Arch (Masters of Architecture) 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 inside experience of people in buildings.  Students interested in becoming a licensed architect continue their education by completing in other architectural programs. 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 upon graduation. 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.