Architecture has the ability to change peoples lives well beyond the impacts of the built environment. The diversity of the architects role requires that he/she is a master collaborator in the building process who envisions, leads, collaborates and negotiates. The Bachelor of Environmental Design degree offers exciting opportunities cultivating knowledge and capability in building and design technology.
In addition to study at the TAMU campus, all third year undergraduate students are required to spend one semester studying away from the Texas A&M campus. Students can elect to participate in a foreign studies program or serve an internship within the discipline of architecture.These study away opportunitiesbroaden the student's experiences beyond the classroom setting.
Be sure to review the undergraduate academic page on this web site for specific information about coursework and the program. Additional information that may be useful to you as you consider your future with the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University and in higher education is listed below.
Prospective students interested in a tour of the college or a meeting with the academic advisor can schedule an appointment through the University Visitor Center.
Students must first be accepted into Texas A&M University before the Department of Architecture. More information about undergraduate admissions into the Department of Architecture can be found on the undergraduate admissions page.
A gallery of student work highlights the type of projects and research you will conduct when pursuing a degree within the Department of Architecture.
A listing of faculty research is available from the College of Architecture's Research Symposium website.
All entering students are required to possess a portable, network-ready personal computer capable of running software appropriate to their academic program. Students desiring financial assistance with their computer purchase can apply through the Financial Aid Office by submitting a Request for Change to Cost of Attendance form. No student will be denied admission to Texas A&M University based on an inability to purchase a computer.
Students who have attended their New Student Conference and enrolled at Texas A&M University may purchase software at discounted prices from the Texas A&M Software Center
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Each year the Department of Architecture awards numerous scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students. For the past several years the Department has awarded scholarships and fellowships worth over $200,000.00. Additional information can be found on the Financial Assistance page on this website.
The Department of Architecture in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects Student chapter (AIAS) hosts a career fair each year. Potential employers are afforded an opportunity to meet with students and conduct interviews for internships and full time employment.
Many undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Architecture actively participate in student chapters of honor societies and professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). A listing of student organizations in the college of Architecture can be found on the college website.
The AIAS promotes excellence in architectural education, training, and practice, fosters an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines, enriches communities in a spirit of colaboration, and organizes architecture students and combines their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.
The culture of an organization is difficult to capture without experiencing it firsthand. The Department of Architecture promotes a studio culture in its degree programs, and this decision heavily influences the academic experience. The college website illustrates the culture of the college utilizing a variety of media.
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