Bachelor of Architecture FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions for answers to the most common questions about the B Arch, or contact us with any other questions.

Academics

Yes, it is possible to attend on a part-time basis. You will work closely with your advisor to develop a specific part-time schedule.

Most students start the program in the fall, but a smaller class starts in January, works through the summer, and catches the fall group by the second year.

Yes. The School of Architecture frequently sends one of its faculty with students to a foreign study site in Spring of fourth year. Also, architecture students may join planning and landscape architecture students for summer study abroad opportunities and guided international studies and research projects. Previous international trips have included destinations such as South Africa; Orvieto, Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark; Prague, Czech Republic; Oman, Jordan; and Panama.

Yes. These two degrees start with the same studio, but only if you start in the fall.

There are computers available in the studio and computer lab; however, they are often used for courses. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own laptop computer to campus. Personal computers must meet specific computer requirements in order to run the necessary software.

Some electives must be taken from within a set of options, others are wide open. Students will be provided a list of electives along with the elective requirements upon enrollment in the program. Until then, view B Arch Curriculum & Courses to see when you may take electives in the five-year program, or view the University of Arizona Course Catalog for all course descriptions.

No—an internships is recommended but not required. A good time to take the internship is summer after third or fourth year. A great way to prepare for internship and other job interviews is CAPLA’s interactive Job Interview Fair.

Many employers post open positions to Handshake, the University of Arizona’s job board and career development platform. We also have many firms who regularly participate in our annual Job Interview Fair. The School of Architecture also receives regular notifications from employers looking to hire graduates and these notices are distributed to students.

Admissions

March 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
May 2, 2022: Regular Application Deadline
July 1, 2022: Final Application Deadline

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAPLA building is currently closed to visitors. However, we offer virtual tours and you may connect with our recruitment and outreach coordinator to discuss the program, including sitting in an online class. You may also connect with our Student Ambassadors, who are happy to tell you about the studio spaces and other building features.

In-state tuition and fees per semester (12+ units):
$5,650 tuition + $765 differential tuition + $698 fees
Out-of-state tuition and fees per semester (12+ units):
$17,663 + $765 differential tuition + $698 fees
Subject to change. Fees may vary by year in program.

Please check the University of Arizona Tuition and Fees website for the most detailed cost information.

Ready to design innovative spaces and places that endure?

Learn more about the Bachelor of Architecture by contacting Cait Fitzpatrick, undergraduate recruitment coordinator, or review the admissions process and begin your application now:

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