The mission of the Architecture Department is to provide diverse and comprehensive educational opportunities for persons preparing to serve society as responsible, ethical and creative individuals involved in the design of the built environment and the profession of architecture. The department achieves its mission through excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative work, and service, with a strong commitment to providing a learning environment that develops the ability to make design judgments that integrate and synthesize technical, contextual and experiential issues in the creation of the built environment.
"In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from
an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole
agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in
architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of
Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A
program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation,
depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational
standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs
may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional
graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
B. Arch. (225 undergraduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2011"
For further information, visit the NAAB web site: http://www.naab.org
Download the complete NAAB accreditation report dated March 2, 2005 by clicking on the link below.
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