Architecture programs typically offer master’s degrees and PhD’s (as well as bachelor degrees). Generally, one needs only a B.Arch or master’s to become a licensed architect. A PhD is useful if one wants to teach or do research. Master’s programs typically focus on design, engineering and project management. These days, many programs specialize in environment/sustainability. Architecture programs also frequently offer training in urban planning.
Graduate schools of architecture usually do not require a specific major but most require or recommend drawing (ARTS 110, see also ARTS 113 and 210), calculus, and physics. A portfolio of visual materials is also required; students may want to take additional courses in studio art in order to build up their portfolio. Courses in the history of art and architecture are further recommended. For information consult the chair of the Department of Art and Art History.