We teach students to imagine, question, experiment, innovate, build, and reflect. Our curriculum is designed to foster independent thinking and to give students a balance of foundational knowledge and skills, with flexibility to follow their passions. We offer a variety of degrees to meet students’ various educational and career goals, preparing them to be leaders in architectural practice, research, or related fields in the building industry and environmental design.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in architecture. This program offers both a liberal arts oriented and pre-professional education. We also offer several undergraduate minor programs that are available to all majors at UC Berkeley, including minors in sustainable design, social and cultural factors, history of the built environment, and environmental design and urbanism in developing countries. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Architecture (a professional degree requiring one, two, or three years, depending on the student’s incoming background), a Master of Arts in design (advanced independent work in visual studies), and both a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in architecture (both research-based degrees focused on one of our major fields of study).