The Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional major providing students with substantial grounding in the discipline. Coursework encompasses historical and theoretical analysis of the built environment around the world and across time. Students develop critical understanding of how cultures shape the built environment and how the built environment reflects interaction between cultures. Coursework in design, digital media and Studio Arts are also central to the major, including a 5-semester sequence of 6-credit architecture studios. Courses in building science are taken either at the Swanson School of Engineering or the CMU School of Architecture.

Courses completed for Pitt’s BS in Architecture satisfy accreditation requirements when students go on to pursue professional graduate degrees at accredited schools of architecture. Consequently, students with the BS in Architecture are routinely accepted into 2-year M.Arch. programs at universities across the continent.