Architecture is a great field of study for those who are artistically talented and interested in creative design and the built environment. Clemson's undergraduate program allows students to tap into their creative talents, introduces them to the challenging world of building design and construction, and prepares them to pursue a master's degree in architecture and other fields. Clemson students develop critical thinking, research and analysis skills, and an ability to engage theory and culture with an understanding of how these forces work together in the built environment.
The first two years of the program prepare students for the Fluid Campus by training them in design, drawing and computer applications. Computer integration in the design studios is emphasized in the second year. First- and second-year students are trained in public speaking through a joint program with the Department of Communication Studies.
Students have access to a full range of course offerings in each of the University's five academic colleges. While developing skills in design, drawing, computer applications and construction, students also study history, theory, social science and humanities.
Numerous career options are available to graduates who have a major in architecture. Many work in architecture offices and other design areas. Others pursue careers as graphic designers, product designers or interior designers. To become a licensed architect, a graduate must also complete a master's program and obtain a professional license. Most states require that an individual who intends to become an architect must hold an accredited degree.
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