Associate of Arts in Architecture

Build your career from the ground up.

From towering skyscrapers to one-story ranch homes, architects plan and design structures of all shapes and sizes.

ACU’s Associate of Arts degree in architecture prepares you with essential design problem-solving techniques and skills, and explores how the technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts.

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Continuing your education

After earning the A.A., you may wish to complete your architectural training at another university or complete a bachelor’s at ACU in a related major such as interior design, engineering physics or three-dimensional studio art.

Most graduate-level architecture programs will require some leveling work prior to acceptance.

Architects at work using virtual software.

What can you do after graduation?

  • Architect
  • Building Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • City Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Drafter
  • Landscape Architect
  • Civil Engineer

Clubs and Activities

By design, much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on. Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Student exhibitions
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
Architecture students drawing a design.

Degree Details



Required Hours

University Requirements: 35 credit hours + Major Requirements: 34 credit hours + Electives: 0 credit hours = Total Required: 69 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework


Application Deadlines

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Action: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

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