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The Architecture Program at Mesa College has two main focuses: transfer to university Architecture programs and preparation for direct employment in architecture or a related design office.  Because employment in the architectural profession has become increasingly selective, often requiring a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Architecture or a Bachelors of Architecture for entry-level positions, the Mesa College program is focused primarily on transferring qualified students to university programs offering those degrees.  Understanding the architect’s important role in protecting the environment is paramount.  The integration of sustainable design principles within a project’s overall solution continues to be a natural extension of the holistic, collaborative design approach which is the foundation of Mesa College’s architecture curriculum.

Architecture requires completion of a four or five year Bachelor of Architecture degree to obtain employment in the field.

Gainful Employment Information

University Track Option

Woodbury University is a fully accredited private university with a satellite campus in San Diego. Students who maintain a 3.0 average in all San Diego Mesa College architecture design studies qualify for transfer to Woodbury’s third year design studio (Design Studio 5) with portfolio review.

Program Goals

The program is designed for students wishing to transfer to university programs in architecture and landscape architecture leading to B.A.Arch. and M.A.Arch. degrees and for students seeking employment in professional design offices.

Award Type Units

* and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes