Degree Programs


Howard University offers the following NAAB-accredited degree:

Bachelor of Architecture - professional degree program that requires five years of study and is fully accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board. The degree meets the educational requirements for professional registration. The professional Bachelor of Architecture was last visited in March 2012 and was re-accredited for the full six year term. The next accreditation review visit for the architecture program: 2018.

The School is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Lists of all Architecture course descriptions are available on separate pages.

Academic policies on Admissions, Design Studio Requirements and Graduation Requirements can be seen here.

The Next Accreditation Review Visit for the Architecture Program: 2018

The primary aim is to stress the importance of design as a method of inquiry and resolution. Students are taught to solve architectural problems through the exploration of original and promising architectural expressions and ideas.

The Department believes that architecture and design is essentially a rigorous act of creativity, research and scholarship and encourages a pluralistic intellectual environment in which diverse ideas can be investigated and tested.

The studio provides an ongoing forum for discourse at all levels of the curriculum. The studio focuses curriculum activities including issues of social and human behavior and concern, response to the physical environment, ethical responsibility for ecologically sustainable design and the cultural context in which architecture is developed.


Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Fri, February 16, 2018

Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) and will be inducted on April 22, 2018 at the 2018 Induction Ceremony in New Orleans. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Farhana Ferdous Awarded AAHF Research Grant

Fri, February 9, 2018

Joining Howard University in Fall 2017 as an assistant professor in the department of architecture, Dr. Ferdous has already been awarded a research grant by the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF). Read More >>


Spring Recess