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What is architecture?

Architecture is a profession that combines art and science in near equal measures; the technical demands of a work of architecture are equally as important as the way in which the building responds to human needs and the context and culture. Students of architecture must be ready and willing to commit to the math and science demanded of the required technical students, while at the same time being appreciative of the artistic endeavor.  

Why architecture at OSU?

Dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a community of like-minded students create a learning environment that is unmatched.  Students are challenged through the studio based approach to design education, many times those challenges come in the form of design competitions.

Career paths

OSU graduates are consistently offered employment opportunities in many of the best architectural offices in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. Possible job titles include:

5year NAAB-accredited degree

designed to provide an education to students entering the practice of architecture

Highlights

Curriculum

Architecture student works on scaled model of building

The program's curriculum provides students with a well-rounded studio-based education accompanied by supporting core areas of emphasis in technology, architectural history and theory, and architectural management.

Highlights and Achievements

The record of OSU students' achievements in the design studio is evidenced by their success in regional, national, national and international architectural design competitions.

 

  • The five-year NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree is the most economical route available for students wishing to enter the professional practice of architecture and become a licensed architect.
  • The program’s curriculum provides students with a well-rounded studio-based education accompanied by supporting core areas of emphasis in technology, architectural history and theory, and architectural management. Computers and digital applications are integrated throughout the design experience of the program.
  • The record of OSU students’ achievements in the design studio is evidenced by their successes in regional, national and international architectural design competitions. 
  • A one month study abroad experience is required for all Architecture majors; the school offers programs led by OSU faculty in Europe and Asia.
  • A twelve credit hour Graduate Certificate is available, focused upon the Integrative Design of the Building Envelope, which concerns a specific technical aspect of building design of interest to the student.

Minors

The minors are 21 credit hours each, and can be completed alongside the major of Architecture. A twelve credit hour Graduate Certificate is available in the Integrative Design of the Building Envelope, which focuses upon a specific technical aspect of building design of interest to the student.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology offers a variety of competitive scholarships. To learn more, view all CEAT scholarship opportunities.

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