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Architecture Degrees

Our program offers comprehensive preparation for practice and licensure designed to highlight the commitment to professional and public service.

The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a configuration commonly known as "4+2": four years of undergraduate study leading to a bachelor of science degree, and two years of graduate work, leading to the first professional degree, the Master of Architecture (MArch).

The School of Architecture and Planning is the only unit in the State University of New York System to offer the fully accredited MArch degree.

In addition to the core 4+2 structure, the department offers a number of alternate tracks and degree configurations, including an undergraduate minor in architecture, a 3.5-year MArch for graduate students holding undergraduate or graduate degrees in a field other than architecture, a research-based MS Arch, and dual-degree options with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, the School of Management, and the Department of Media Study.

Undergraduate Degrees

12/6/17
The undergraduate pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) introduces concepts and skills upon which graduate accredited professional Master of Architecture (MArch) studies are based. 
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The minor in architecture provides students with a liberal exposure to the humanities, technology, the social sciences, and aesthetic expression through the lenses of the built and the natural environments.

Graduate Degrees

12/1/17
The two-year Master of Architecture degree is intended for individuals who hold a pre-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture from an NAAB-accredited school of architecture or a professional architecture degree from an international university.
12/1/17
The Master of Science in Architecture provides a flexible program through which students are immersed in special fields of research and practice related to architecture and the built environment. 
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Dual-degree programs are available for students entering our graduate degree programs. Students can pursue research and advanced studies by combining degrees like the MS in Architecture with an MUP, MArch or other graduate degree programs across UB.
11/13/17
Join our small and selective group of interdisciplinary students interested in pursuing promising careers in historic preservation. Designed for practitioners and students from disciplines as diverse as architecture, law and art, our curriculum includes an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and a Master of Science in Architecture specializing in Historic Preservation.
10/26/17

The built and natural environment are a complex web of interconnected parts, constantly exchanging energy and resources. This group critically engages environmental systems and examine the role that architecture and urbanism play in harnessing and stewarding them.

10/26/17

Develop environments, products and systems for a wider range of people, especially those in underserved populations. One of the most important design movements of our era, inclusive design is based on the values of non-discrimination, social justice, equal opportunity, and personal empowerment.

10/26/17

Projecting forward from Buffalo’s legacy in material innovation, this group explores constructive sensibilities and investigate how our culture is deeply embedded in material artifacts. Pursue design, production, and potential materials through full-scale fabrication, assembly, and installation.

10/26/17

There is no digital architecture anymore—just architecture. Consider architecture in the expanded field of technologies and mediated environments. Complex assemblages of code, people, space, material, infrastructure, practices, and processes—each are technologies unto themselves as is their gathering in architecture.

10/3/17

Urban design works at the confluence of the scale of buildings and the scale of cities. Straddle the fields of architecture and planning to critically examine parameters of contemporary urban form, including political, economic, environmental, social, and cultural forces.

Architecture