Architecture Degrees

UCNJ offers programs in Architecture!

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  • Architecture, A.S.

This program is offered through the Engineering Program. It is designed to prepare students who plan for a career in architecture to transfer to a baccalaureate program.

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Course Registration

Visit our “Search & Register for Class” page for registration details and deadlines.

Career Paths

Architectural Drafter
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter
Structural Drafter
Design Intern
Architectural Firms
Construction Companies
Real Estate Development
Government Urban Planning and Design Departments
Transfer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to work closely with UCNJ’s faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.
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Why Study Architecture?

People who choose to go on this career path and become architects will do more than design buildings, offices, and structures. They will design homes, they will design places where people live, work, laugh, and spend most of the time.

Getting a degree in architecture is an immensely valuable pursuit for several compelling reasons. Firstly, it equips individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, theories, and practices that govern the creation of functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. This knowledge, coupled with technical skills and design expertise, allows architects to envision and bring to life innovative and sustainable structures that shape the built environment.

An architecture degree fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, enabling graduates to tackle complex challenges inherent in the field. Architects must consider numerous factors such as environmental impact, cultural context, user needs, and budgetary constraints, making a well-rounded education essential.

An architecture degree opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including architectural firms, urban planning agencies, real estate development companies, and academia. It provides a solid foundation for professional licensure, which enhances credibility and expands career prospects. Overall, pursuing a degree in architecture empowers individuals with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the built environment and positively impact communities.

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