The New Jersey School of Architecture offers numerous programs in architecture and planning at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels. Our goal is to nurture our students' loftiest ambitions while providing the skill sets necessary to succeed in architecture and related fields. Students who enroll in NJSOA have made a career choice; our role is to help them find a direction within that career by teaching habits of mind and skills that are transferable to a number of career paths.
The Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) is a five-year professional undergraduate degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a future career as a registered (licensed) architect. The B. Arch. is a two-tiered professional program of NAAB-required technical and professional courses and specialized elective offerings developed and delivered by professional faculty, many of whom are practicing, registered architects. Successful completion of the B. Arch. program is the first step toward licensure as a professional architect.
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch.) is a four-year pre-professional degree that offers career opportunities in related design and building fields, or an option for students who may not wish to become traditional architects. Students can be admitted to the B.S. Arch. program immediately or transfer from the B. Arch. program after two years. B.S. Arch. students also have the option to declare a 12-credit concentration drawn from other CoAD and NJIT degree programs. If a B.S. Arch. student decides ultimately to become a licensed architect, they can elect to complete additional NAAB professional-degree curriculum requirements at the undergraduate or graduate level.