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Architectural Studies

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What is Architectural Studies?

Architects conceptualize and construct physical structures like buildings. In this major, you’ll receive a foundation in 2- and 3-dimensional design. You will focus on both aesthetics and technology. This major will prepare you to be a creative thinker and create inventive solutions to social, political, economic, and environmental problems.

Career Options

  • Architecture
  • Contracting
  • Conservation
  • Drafting
  • Industrial design
  • Inspection
  • Interior design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Planning & surveying
  • Product design

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

41% employed after graduation

46% attending graduate school

$43,981 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Brook Architecture, Wight & Company, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1240 - 1400 SAT Score

3.22 - 3.75 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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