Undergraduate – Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH)

Use your creativity, problem-solving skills and unique perspective to enter into the world of Architecture. Earn an Architecture degree at KSU through this 5-year, NAAB-accredited program that provides you knowledge on the fundamentals of design and architecture, as well as related technical and research skills to successfully develop Architectural projects in today’s evolving build landscape. 

Gain the important Architecture skills in design communication, architecture culture, structure, environmental technology and professional practice to establish a dynamic career as an Architect. 

 Architecture Salary and Career Information

Median Salary: National $79,380
Job Growth by 2028: National 8%; Georgia 10%

Demand for architects with a knowledge of "green design," also called sustainable design, is expected to continue to increase.

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Median Salary: National $140,760; Georgia $136,310
Job Growth by 2028: National 3%; Georgia 15%

*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online

Architecture Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Expedited Program – Most Architecture programs at other universities are designed based on a 4+2-year curriculum (4-year Bachelor's degree plus a 2-year Master’s degree) to prepare students for eligibility for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) exam for licensure. KSU’s intensive Architecture program is designed to be completed in five years. The program, along with the required Intern Development Program (IDP) hours, puts you on the fast-track for ARE eligibility.
  • Cost Effective – Since the program puts you on an expedited timeline to earn your Architecture degree, you can reduce your educational and related costs by a full year!
  • Low Faculty-Student Ratio – Our expert faculty will work very closely with you to help develop your Architectural skills and projects. The ratio is 1:1 for design studios and 1:25 for all lecture courses with a lab component.

Learn more about the Department of Architecture at the College of Architecture and Construction Management (CACM), or select an Architecture topic below: