Department of Architecture Undergraduate Programs

A Culture of Collaboration

The Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment champions a constructive, collaborative work environment with an emphasis on honesty of thought and expression and the stimulation of a spirit of cooperation. We strive to create inclusive learning opportunities where Architecture and Interior Architecture students and faculty can share a rich and diverse mix of perspectives, backgrounds, abilities, interests and intentions. We encourage intellectual inquiry as the basis for design exploration and seek design excellence without dictating a specific design aesthetic or ideology.

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered

The Department of Architecture offers two bachelor's degrees, a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIArch) and two minors, one in architecture and one in interior architecture. The bachelor of architecture (BArch) and the bachelor of interior architecture (BIArch) degrees include both professional curriculum and general education requirements.

Undergraduate students in architecture and interior architecture can choose to minor in a program within the College of Design such as architecture, interior architecture, art history, art, historic preservation, landscape architecture, and planning, public policy and management or pursue a minor in one of the many other programs offfered at the UO including business, international studies, music, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, dance, theater, ethnic studies, environmental studies, and more. 


Courses Open to Nonmajors

We invite you to explore your interest in architecture. Try:

  • ARCH 201. Introduction to Architecture. Offers a structure of principles for making places for people. Examines places, design procedures, and the use of architectural principles in general.
  • IARC 204. Understanding Contemporary Interiors. Introduction to the theory of interior architecture. Design criteria explored through illustrated lectures and projects involving analysis of space.

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Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Our Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIArch) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).