Architectural Studies Program Mission Statement

The Architectural Studies [ARCS] Program offers a liberal arts based education on the current trends of design-related studies by linking contemporary architecture practice and theory to knowledge of urbanism, environmentalism, literature, media, cultural theory, art, science and technology, as well as philosophy, economics and political science.  The program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, prepares graduates to seek employment in the construction and development industries, develop careers in cultural theory or pursue a three-year graduate professional program in architecture, as well as a variety of other professional programs in areas such as landscape architecture, urban planning, law, and business.