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University of Colorado Denver

January 27, 2015

CU Denver offers undergraduate architecture degree in Colorado

DENVER (January 26, 2015) The University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning is pleased to announce the creation of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program. The new degree is the only program in Colorado to offer architecture specific coursework to undergraduates.

CU Denver received approval from the Board of Regents to initiate a four year BS in Architecture degree program in October 2012. The new program has now completed four semesters and has grown from 32 students in the first semester to 213 in the Fall 2013 semester.  The program has also attracted over 35 international students, including a cohort of 23 students from Brazil in an agreement with the Brazilian government, and numerous community colleges and out of state transfers.

As a pre-professional program, the BS in Architecture program prepares graduates to enter accredited professional Master of Architecture (MArch) programs at CU Denver and across the country. Students who complete the BS in Architecture degree and enroll in the MArch program at CU Denver have the advantage of completing the MArch degree in two years instead of the usual three and a half years to complete a Master’s program. ​ The MArch degree is the NAAB accredited professional program.

“The CU Denver undergraduate and graduate Architecture programs offer citizens in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond, a clear path to the practice of architecture,” said Program Director Phillip Gallegos. “Students in our BSArch program benefit and learn from close contact with graduate students, practicing architects and other design, construction and real estate professionals working in the field.”

The University of Colorado Denver provides a quality academic experience through engagement with gifted faculty members, exposure to original research and real-world learning. Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver offers its 14,000 students unparalleled internship, career and networking opportunities. Part of the fabric of the city, CU Denver has evolved into a leading urban public university boasting eight schools and colleges, and offering bachelor through doctoral degrees. CU Denver is a community where students learn with purpose and benefit from a range of opportunities that enhance their lives and careers.

For more information please contact:

Phillip Gallegos, Arch D

Associate Professor

Director, Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program

Ekaterini Vlahos, Professor

Chair, Department of Architecture

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