Architectural Studies, BS
The BS in Architectural Studies teaches students the rigorous design methods of architecture while also offering a flexible curriculum focused on key contemporary topics.
The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies teaches students the rigorous design methods of architecture while also offering a flexible curriculum focused on key contemporary topics related to the built environment. After a common sequence of design, history, and technology courses, students may choose from a rich array of electives in the School of Architecture and throughout the university. The culmination of the major is a single capstone course required for all students.
Students will emerge with a strong portfolio, a foundational grounding in architectural design, and will be well equipped for further graduate education or work experience in design-related fields and creative industries. The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies can be completed in four years. Students in this major participate in one six-month co-op and have the option of a second four-month summer co-op. Students also have the option to study abroad in Segovia, Spain for a semester.
Bergmeyer Associates Inc
Ann Beha Architects
Elkus Manfredi Architects
William Rawn Associates
Maryann Thompson Architects
Hacin + Associates
Oudens Ello Architecture
Cummings Properties LLC
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- 3D printing
- Computer literacy
- Knowledge of building laws/codes
- Building construction
- Industrial design
Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, architectural studies or landscape architecture will have:
Thorough 2D and 3D representation and modeling skills for deciphering and designing the built environment.
Awareness of how global socio-cultural contexts influence the built environment, and how the built environment influences global communities.
Thorough knowledge of sustainable and resilient design goals, strategies, and methods.
Skills of communication and collaboration necessary for managing complex projects.
Understanding of fundamental construction systems and techniques that shape the built environment.
Critical ability to analyze and decipher complex environments.
Exposure to the diverse range of professional opportunities and avenues for design of the built environment.
Understanding of ethical responsibilities for designing the built environment.