The B.A.-M.Arch. path at the University of Kansas is designed to give students seeking a professional, accredited Master of Architecture degree the skills in design, visualization, and technology that are required in a professional architecture degree. It also provides formal, advanced instruction in the communication, business, organizational and interpersonal skills that have become especially important in the 21st century.
Students who pursue the 172-credit, six-year B.A.-M.Arch. path of study receive a B.A. in Architectural Studies, an Undergraduate Certificate in one of KU’s specialized programs (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Research, etc) and a professional accredited Master of Architecture degree. Approximately one-third of the credits in this path focus on the B.A. degree core and the KU Core Curriculum and the remaining two-thirds involve professional course-work.
Years 1 through 3 include studios, workshops and courses that focus on architecture, design and planning while students are also completing the KU Core. Years 4 through 6 focus on the design/synthesis and technical support classes that are central to the accredited professional degree.
The B.A.-M.Arch. path is highly appropriate for students who intend to become practicing architects and also have multiple academic interests or believe they may be interested in pursuing more than one professional degree.