Undergraduate Education in Architecture
To become an architect, students much earn an accredited, professional degree in Architecture. This is either the B.Arch. or the M.Arch.
At NC State, the undergraduate architecture education is comprised of two parts: the four-year Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (BEDA), followed by the one-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).
Students have the option of following the BED-A with a two-year Masters of Architecture (M.Arch.) There are benefits to both the B.Arch. or the M.Arch. path. A detailed explanation of architecture degrees is provided here: http://www.archcareers.org/degreeprogram.html
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture
The Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (BED-A) degree is a four-year, pre-professional degree that stresses the education of the individual and serves as the foundation for advanced study in the discipline.
To become a licensed architect in North Carolina and other states, the BEDA graduate must apply to and complete an additional fifth year of study in a Bachelor of Architecture program or a two-year Master of Architecture program. Both of these accredited professional degree programs are offered at the NC State College of Design. The remaining requirements for licensure are a period of professional training and a passing score on the Architectural Registration Examination. Curriculum
- Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture Eight Semester Display
- Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture Degree Audit
- On the drop down menu for "Academic Program" choose "Design"
- Choose "Environ Design in Architect - B" under "Academic Plan"
Only students currently enrolled in an undergraduate architecture program within an accredited school of architecture may apply for lateral transfer. All other students, including students in architectural technology programs, must apply to enter the first-year class, although some credit may be awarded for coursework; this is determined on a case-by-case basis.