Prospective Undergraduate Students

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in the designed and built environment, the College of Architecture provides a unique mix of resources and opportunities for the highest quality learning and professional training.

Common First Year

All undergraduate students entering the College of Architecture proceed through the Common First Year (CFY) before entering one of our three undergraduate programs.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Architecture has a long and distinguished tradition at Georgia Tech dating back to 1908. Today, the Architecture program focuses on education and research in four primary areas: urban design and policy; sustainability and ecological literacy; design and the arts; and digital manufacturing and technology integration.

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture is a four-year, preprofessional degree program that prepares students to pursue the graduate-level professional degree in architecture—the Master of Architecture; graduate studies in related fields; or a variety of careers related to architecture, the building industry, or government service.

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

The Building Construction program is a management-based course of study that prepares students to serve in the global construction industry as professional managers and leaders. Graduates enjoy a strong job market and excellent employment prospects as they enter the workforce. In fact, the job placement rate for Building Construction graduates is 100 percent.

The curriculum leading to the fouryear Bachelor of Science in Building Construction is designed to teach students to manage the functions and processes of every aspect of the construction industry. Students learn the basic principles and practices of construction management, real estate development, and project delivery, and all students are required to complete a professional internship as part of their major requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

An industrial designer’s work touches everyday life in the form of home furnishings, transportation, appliances, recreational equipment, and myriad other products and services. While giving form to the efforts of industry, the designer is at the same time a consumer advocate, providing the humanizing link between technology and the end-user. Industrial designers must be part artist, part entrepreneur, and part engineer.

The industrial design program at Georgia Tech is consistently recognized in BusinessWeek’s global list of top design schools, and is the only industrial design program in the University System of Georgia. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design degree program focuses on cross-disciplinary education with early emphasis on basic design skills.