Bachelor of Architecture
NJIT’s Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is designed to take full advantage of being located in a top research University in the New York area.
Our architecture school is in the top 35 most admired undergraduate architecture programs in the country and in the top 10 architecture schools most hired by firms. Our five-year professional degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Practicing the intellectual and technical aspects of architecture through a rigorous and creative studio-based design curriculum, the program provides the fastest path to become a licensed architect. Students also obtain the critical thinking skills required to contribute in shaping the future build environment.
NJIT is in the highest category of research universities in the US. This provides many funded research opportunities to undergraduate students to address global challenges such as urbanization and climate change. Our faculty of nationally renowned architects and urban designers connects our students to the thriving architecture culture in the New York Metropolitan area. Being located in a top research university also has the benefit of having access to cutting edge technology. Our Maker space has plasma cutters, large scale 3d printers, CNC machines and industrial robots. These are important tools for research in architecture and the future of building construction.
B.Arch. students can take dual degrees in Infrastructure Planning, Construction Management, Civil Engineering and Business Administration.
Mark Bess, John Cays, Gabrielle Esperdy, Julio Garcia Figueroa, Cleveland Harp, Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, Hyojin Kim, Won Hee Ko, Branko Kolarevic, Taro Narahara, Thomas Navin, Thomas Ogorzalek, Vera Parlac, Gernot Riether, Anthony Schuman, Darius Sollohub, Rima Taher, Georgeen Theodore, Andrzej Zarzycki, Michael Zdepski.
The curriculum is grounded in professional accreditation requirements. The curriculum is based on a studio model and a project-based learning experience. At the 4th and 5th year students have many options to specialize in an increasingly broad field of architecture.
86 Required Architecture Credits
27 Architecture Electives
18 Free Electives
19 General University Requirements
150 Total Credits
Opportunities for Specialization
As cities and metropolitan areas grow in unprecedented size and density worldwide, issues of design, planning and use on an urban and a neighborhood scale become ever more pressing. Students learn from experts in infrastructure, logistics, public space, housing, development, redevelopment and re-use, and urban history.
Computation and Fabrication
Students learn computational processes that inform the production of architecture. In our digital design and fabrication labs, students have the opportunity to develop new approaches to manufacture architecture or realize large-scale prototypes using robotic fabrication facilities and 3D printing.
Students tackle sustainability challenges at many scales– from addressing environmental impacts associated with construction and energy consumption of individual buildings to those created by larger urban and social systems. Students help develop resilient design responses to increasingly severe weather conditions exacerbated by global warming.
For Degree Advising, please contact HCADadvising@njit.edu