A clear plastic form built up in flat layers on top of a grid.

Gary Rohrbacher / Anne Filson Architecture Studio

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The College of Design School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky offers a four-year undergraduate program – the only accredited architecture program in Kentucky – leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. This degree combines a broad liberal arts education with a foundation in the theory and practice of architecture.

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The University’s UK Core requirements complement the architecture course work. This program comprises liberal arts and science courses required of all students at the University of Kentucky.

The School of Architecture in the College of Design administers the program curriculum, and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees grants degrees. The curriculum consists of 48 credits for the graduate degree for a total of 168 credits in six years.

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In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in architecture, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2- year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of Kentucky School of Architecture offers the following NAAB accredited degree program:

Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 48 graduate credits) Pre-professional Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (120 undergraduate credits)


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