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Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Begin the Application Process Online

Please visit Undergraduate Admissions to begin the online application process. 

First-time freshman applicants are notified of the departmental decision at the same time that they are notified of the university's admission decision. The pre-professional bachelor of science in architecture is a fall-only admission program.

Acceptance Criteria

For students with no previous postsecondary education experience, the Department of Architecture uses requirements similar to the university for undergraduate admission, including:

  • high school average
  • completed high school courses
  • rank in high school class
  • standardized exam scores (SAT/ACT) (minimum SAT, ACT, and TOEFL scores are required for studio enrollment)

Transfer Students

  • Students interested in transferring to UB for entry into the architecture program should visit UB Transfer Admissions to initiate the transfer admission application process. 
  • The deadline for submitting the SUNY application for transfer students is February 15. Departmental application forms and related requirements submitted after February 28 will be reviewed on a space-only available basis until May 31. 
  • The pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a fall-only admission program. 
  • Architecture transfer admission application forms and portfolio requirement information are downloaded once the undergraduate transfer admission application is processed by University at Buffalo Transfer Admissions. 
  • Portfolio required for upper-level studio consideration. No portfolio required for first-year studio placement or for students with no college-level architecture education.
  • Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree should contact School of Architecture and Planning Academic Services prior to applying to the pre-professional Bachelor of Science in architecture (BS Arch) for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional 3+ year Master of Architecture (MArch) degree.

International Students

Please visit UB International Admissions for instructions and information for international freshman and transfer admissions.