Within a balanced curriculum of technology, visualization, history, theory, and design studio coursework, the program offers a platform for scholarship, constructive discourse, and debate. Project-based learning activities are used throughout the curriculum. Problem definition, clarification, and solution are present in the full spectrum of the program's activities and assignments. Required design studios exist in every semester of the program. The curriculum fosters experimentation, collaboration, discovery, critical and design thinking, and innovation. The architecture program inspires academic excellence and prepares students to be responsible and accomplished architectural professionals.In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. An architecture program may be granted a six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.