Undergraduate applications are now open.
Each of these academic programs prepares students for any number of careers in the built environment including architectural design and construction, conservation, land development, landscape architecture, energy optimization or even user experience and software design.
General Undergraduate Admissions Resources
Undergraduate admissions occur through the University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Undergraduate Admissions FAQs
The following information is provided as a guide to prospective undergraduate students. Should you have any additional questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about curriculum, degree requirements and career outcomes is available for each program.
Currently, no undergraduate program at CAPLA requires a portfolio for admittance.
All students applying to the Bachelor of Architecture who meet the general admissions requirements of the University of Arizona and hold at least a 3.5 unweighted, core GPA on a 4.0 scale will be automatically admitted.
Students with at least a 3.0 unweighted, core GPA are still encouraged to apply. Students interested in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts and Practices and Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments will need to meet the University of Arizona’s general admissions requirement to be admitted.
Students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from community colleges or non-NAAB accredited majors must complete all five years of the B.Arch program due to its accredited curriculum. In most cases, prospective B.Arch students who are planning to begin their studies at a community college or other local university should focus on taking general education courses, including math and English. Ideally, they will transfer after no more than one or two semesters elsewhere.
Students seeking to transfer from another NAAB-accredited B.Arch program may apply for advanced standing starting at second year. To do so, they must submit 1) unofficial transcripts, 2) a portfolio of work and 3) syllabi for all architecture-related major courses, including studios. All materials will be reviewed by School of Architecture faculty members. Students are not granted advanced standing without the prior approval of Architecture faculty. Materials should be sent to email@example.com.
Students interested in applying to the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments (SBE) can often complete a two-year program at their local community college and complete the remaining two years of the SBE program at the University of Arizona. Students can also use SBE to launch into a graduate degree at CAPLA by applying to an accelerated master's program (AMP) leading to a Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture or other options.
Students interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts and Practices (BA DAP) can often complete a two-year program at their local community college and complete the remaining two years of the BA DAP program at the University of Arizona. Students can also use BA DAP to launch into a graduate degree at CAPLA by applying to an accelerated master's program (AMP) leading to a Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture or other options.
Students who would like to enter the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) can complete general education courses at their current institution; however, it is recommended that they spend no more than one or two semesters elsewhere before transferring. Due to the studio-based curriculum of the BLA, the major requires four full years of study regardless of credits or degree programs completed elsewhere.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions.
Change of Major
If you are a current University of Arizona student seeking to change your undergraduate major to Architecture, Design Arts and Practices, Landscape Architecture or Sustainable Built Environments, learn more here: