- Offered as:
- Graduate program
Architecture involves designing and constructing environments for human interactions and expressing social and cultural relationships. Architects are instrumental in the design and construction of projects ranging from small-scale buildings and landscapes to large institutional complexes and urban environments.
WSU's bachelor of science in architectural studies is designed for:
- Students who want to work in an architecturally related discipline such as planning, technology, project and community development, or within government agencies.
- Preparation for a professional degree program such as the University's accredited master of architecture program.
- Transfer information
To certify your major in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, you will need to complete specific prerequisite courses. Use our list of transfer equivalencies to make sure you take the right transfer courses at your current college.
Also check out the University's transfer student guide and contact the pre-certification advisor in the School of Design and Construction for more information on transferring to the architecture program at WSU.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For architecture students
In addition to general university scholarships, students in architecture are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Design and Construction, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
- Careers in architecture
Architects can be individual designers in private practice or members of corporate groups. They can also serve as city planners, environmental systems designers, or members of organizations that develop commercial, institutional, or residential projects. A critical aspect of architectural education is understanding environmental issues, such as energy, materials, density, and fabrication systems.
Architects may design furniture and lighting, homes and commercial buildings, or transportation and sports facilities. They also can become architectural historians, teachers, advisors, and consultants.
Washington State University architecture graduates also work in related disciplines such as planning, technology, project and community development, and within government agencies.