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Architecture (B.F.A.)

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Draw the future.

Architects draw to understand, to manage and to explain. For 600 years architects have been imagining new places and advocating for old ones. We are the keepers of the built environment. We stand on the history of the profession to draw dreams of possible futures. Our practice is a dance to draw out and construct our client’s desire so that it shapes a greater public good. The sum of our work defines the quality of our cities. 

Architecture is part design, part engineering, part sociology, part management and 100% fueled by developing technologies in spatial and graphical thinking.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Do it to understand it.
  • Think through drawing.
  • Like to explain how to do things.
  • Grow from travel.
  • Learn better when studying in a team.

Career Opportunities

  • Architect (w/ completed professional M.Arch. degree)
  • City manager / municipal official
  • Architectural technician
  • Historic preservation
  • City planner

Recent Employers

  • JLG Architects
  • Architecture Inc.
  • Perspective Inc.
  • Koch Hazard
  • TSP, Inc.

Suggested Accelerated Programs

Clubs and Organizations

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
  • Tau Sigma Delta
  • DoArch Student Advisory Board

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.