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Available as a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts and professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program, architecture degree programs cover a variety of topics related to selecting construction sites, designing buildings and construction.
The undergraduate architecture program includes courses related to designing practical and aesthetically pleasing structures, architecture theory, project planning and environmental issues. The Master of Architecture program teaches advanced concepts dealing with designing and preserving structures, and understanding the theories and history of architecture. The Advanced Master of Architecture program is designed for people who are already architecture professionals, and want to specialize in an architectural area like urban or sustainable design.
The career trajectory of people with an Architecture degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Architecture degrees have experience in is Architect, followed by Drafter, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Construction Manager, Model Maker, Civil Engineer, and Cost Estimator.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
Architecture graduates earn on average $40k, putting them in the 60th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$31k|
|Median (average earners)||$40k|
|75th (top earners)||$50k|
Architecture graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||46%|