The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architecture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers students opportunities to explore a variety of creative pathways in the built environment.
With access to the resources of Temple, a leading public research university, and the guidance of a faculty of design practitioners and innovative researchers, students use the diverse urban context of Philadelphia to understand the important topics of our time, including advocacy and civic engagement, technology, healthy and sustainable futures and the global context of architectural design.
The curriculum focuses on design thinking and making through coursework in design studio, architectural history and theory, building technology and practice and general studies. Drawing, model making and digital processes are practiced and learned in spacious studios, classrooms, labs and shops.
At Tyler, career discovery is built into the academic plan. Students get a foundational education in architecture before exploring different paths, including Architecture, Facilities Management, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Community Development.
The BS in Architecture is a pre-professional program that prepares students for internship and study in a professional degree program in architecture, the Master of Architecture (MArch), and through Tyler’s +1 (4+1) accelerated track and +2 (4+2) track. Students in Tyler’s +1 and +2 programs earn both BSArch and MArch degrees in a sequence that meets the National Architectural Accrediting Board’s standards for an accredited professional education. Students in the program also can choose to continue into Tyler’s MS in City and Regional Planning, MS in Facilities Planning or Master of Landscape Architecture programs.