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.
Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, architectural studies or landscape architecture will have:
• Thorough 2D and 3D representation and modelling 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.View University Course Catalog