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BA Architecture

The undergraduate program in Architecture at Portland State University is structured around a four-year sequence of required, thematic design studios, from freshman drawing classes to senior explorations of architectural intervention in the city.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Students graduating from this program earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Admission to the undergraduate program follows the normal PSU admissions process, with no special Architecture School requirements for freshman or sophomore entry.

Admission to the Professional Track (Years 3 and 4 of the program), at the junior level, is selective and contingent upon success in the second-year Portfolio Review: following completion of the nine required undergraduate courses in Architecture, students submit a portfolio of their design work, which is evaluated along with their grades in the nine required Architecture courses. Those who are admitted to the Professional Track move forward with the undergraduate Architecture program.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Introduction to Environmental Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Special Studies