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BSc Architecture

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

Quick Facts

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

The university strongly encourage students to engage in a wide array of media in evoking imaginative ideas and inventive possibilities. As such, the School’s facilities support all forms of fabrication, from concrete and plaster casting to welding and metalworking to woodworking to digital milling.

Design studio is enriched by the association of required and elective lectures and seminars in Humanities and Tectonics. These classes introduce, analyze and discuss the complexities of both the cultural and technological influences upon the making of architecture.

The Architecture program pursues an understanding of architecture as an embodiment of human values while promoting levels of knowledge appropriate for the construction of plausible works. Ethical responses to the contemporary dilemmas of environmental changes are a paramount concern in the teaching of all levels.

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