Architecture is a discipline that shapes the built environment and exists at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The study of architecture at Carnegie Mellon is an exciting, multidisciplinary activity that synthesizes design creativity, systems thinking, and invention.
BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (BArch) The five-year curriculum leads to a NAAB-accredited professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree and a broad range of career opportunities.
The School of Architecture is seeking applicants to the Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree program with diverse backgrounds, interests and creative potential, as well as a distinct passion for the built environment. We’ve found that successful architecture applicants have a variety of qualifications, including strengths in the following areas:
- Strong Academic Record – Demonstrated by secondary school transcript, class rank, SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing scores, and two SAT Subject Tests, including Math and either Physics or Chemistry.
- Creative Ability – Demonstrated by the submission of a portfolio of creative work, as well as other artistic endeavors based on creativity and systems thinking.
- Interpersonal and Leadership Skills – Demonstrated by awards and honors, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, service and a personal statement.