Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Starting into Architecture

I am going into my senior year at Binghamton University. In May i'll be graduating with a BS in Mathematics. I was wondering if you could help me by giving me some sort of idea on what steps I would need to take to get into an architecture program. I'm not sure what, if any, prerequisites my math degree would fulfill towards a career in architecture. Any insight would be a great help.
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First, review answer posted to the ARCHCareers blog - http://archcareers.blogspot.com/; you will find answers to questions similar to yours and others that may be helpful.

With your undergraduate degree in mathematics, you are eligible to apply to the Master of Architecture (3-4 years). There are about 50 programs or so. Begin to research programs via the following websites --


While researching programs, discover what prerequisites each program may require. Most require calculus; some will require physics and others may require freehand drawing and architectural history. To the extent possible, attempt to meet these during your senior year especially freehand drawing as you will need to submit a portfolio to each graduate program.

If possible, consider visiting some programs to learn about them but also to talk with current students. Looking at a map, the closest program may be Syracuse University.

1 comment:

Wanna Be Architect said...

I just started a blog about my journey to being an architect. It's new and doesn't have a lot so far. But I was wondering if you could give me any pointers.. On a well ran blog, how to get people to the blog, keep them interested, and keep them connected. Thank you so much for any consideration.

You're such an inspiration!