The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Architecture and the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments. Each of these academic programs prepares students for any number of careers in the built environment including architectural design and construction, conservation, land development, energy optimization, or even software design.
For more information on either undergraduate program, please complete the Request for Information Form.
Undergraduate admissions occur through the University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Bachelor of Architecture
This NAAB-accredited five-year professional degree program prepares graduates for professional registration and practice in the field of architecture and design more generally.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following information is provided as a guide to prospective undergraduate students. Should you have any additional questions please contact Luis Zozaya, CAPLA's recruitment and outreach coordinator.
No. You do not need a portfolio to apply, however, students interested in the Bachelor of Architecture will need to complete a supplemental application for Fall 2020 admission.
Students interested in the Bachelor of Architecture will need to complete three short prompts (two visual assessments, one 500-word written). Students will receive the prompts through a supplemental application once admitted to the University of Arizona. The deadline to submit is May 1st, 2020 for fall admits.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Architecture program must meet the general grade point average requirements and course competencies for general University of Arizona admission. Those requirements are found on the Admissions website.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments must meet general admission requirements for the University of Arizona; however, the degree requires a grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for automatic acceptance into the program. The college will consider students with a GPA below 2.7 for admission upon review.