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Why you should come to the College of Architecture at Texas A&M

Why the College of Architecture at Texas A&M?

Texas A&M University College of Architecture is one of the premier design research institutions in the world. Our comprehensive catalog of graduate and undergraduate programs are prominently ranked.
We offer an energetic environment for academic and professional success in disciplines that shape the natural, built and virtual environments:

  • architecture
  • landscape architecture
  • urban planning
  • construction science
  • land development
  • visualization

We encourage global perspectives through mandatory semester away. Study away experiences, such as study abroad or internships, encourage students to make the world their classroom. These experiences enrich the education of our students.

Our college is a haven for experimentation, discovering your strengths, and unleashing the hidden capabilities of the human mind. Here students embark on a journey of self-discovery. They learn how to unlock their creative potential, become lifelong learners, intellectual leaders, and knowledge creators.

Student working on creating a model of a community

Why Environmental Design?

The Environmental Design program prepares students for challenging careers in industries that support the built environment. Students can pursue careers in graphic design, industrial design, interior design, robotics, architecture design, and more.
The program fosters creativity and problem-solving skills, provides access to extensive knowledge, and cultivates high levels of capability. Our multidisciplinary program includes academic areas of:

  • design
  • architectural history, theory, and criticism
  • representation
  • building technology
  • social, professional, and community engagement

Coursework encourages multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives that allow opportunities for communication and team-oriented methods of production.

Students coloring in vegetation on a landscaping plan

Why Landscape Architecture?

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program at Texas A&M University is the oldest in the state and one of the oldest in the Southwest. It is a four-year program, accredited by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards under the auspices of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Our mission is to prepare students to become professional landscape architects in private and public sector practice. Our educational goal is to produce graduates motivated to be leaders in the field and life-long learners. Our students learn how to plan and design places for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens through systematic decision-making that integrates science, art, and technology.

Student participating in a discussion with members of the community

Why Urban and Regional Planning?

The Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning equips our students with skills needed to analyze and develop solutions to the growth and development issues facing communities across the state of Texas, the nation, and globally. Our program emphasizes the social, economic, cultural, and natural forces that govern how communities and societies are shaped. It fosters a unique multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving to treat adverse conditions in communities and regions. Students have an opportunity to specialize in specific aspects of community and regional planning, experience internships, and take part in service-learning projects which have real impacts.

Students look into a 3D model of a building 

Why Construction Science?

Construction Science at Texas A&M University is one of the best construction programs in the nation. Our program allows graduates to enter the construction industry in various positions with the ability to lead, problem-solve, and use innovative applications on their projects. Industry feedback has consistently indicated that our graduates are well prepared to face today's construction industry challenges. We teach specialized courses in building systems, materials, and methods of construction, scheduling, cost estimating, structures, construction management, law, and business/labor relations. This interdisciplinary approach prepares you to become a construction industry leader.

Why Visualization?

The Bachelor of Science in Visualization is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in visualization. Our program helps students develop focused expertise and a broad foundation of knowledge. The Visualization program is structured to develop the student’s artistic, scientific, and technical abilities. Students develop specialized skill sets for creating visual experiences based on a synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge.

Student installing art installation made of plastic cups 

Why University Studies – Global Arts, Design, Planning, and Construction?

The University Studies degree format provides students the flexibility to structure their degree to fit their career goals and gain and access to a wider range of courses. Our program provides a foundational knowledge of global art, planning, design, and construction. Students also choose two minors to complete their individualized degree plans. The College of Architecture offers a University Studies Degree concentration (or minor) in architecture. The 25-credit-hour concentration includes coursework in all four college departments. Students also have unique opportunities to learn from industry-related faculty in foreign countries while completing a five-week study abroad program.