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What is the difference between a bachelor of architecture degree and bachelor of science degree in a

For a description of the undergraduate programs offered through the School of Architecture and Design, check out the catalog.
All architecture students admitted to NYIT's School of Architecture and Design enter the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Technology (B.S.A.T.) program and undertake a two-year common core curriculum.

After successful completion of the two-year common core curriculum, students may:

1. continue in the four-year B.S.A.T. program, which is accredited by New York State and may lead to New York State licensure, but does not make the degree holder eligible for National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certification. Should the successful Bachelor of Science in Architecture Technology graduate later seek to gain a first professional degree in architecture, he or she could pursue a bachelor or master of architecture.


2. apply for admission into the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program, which provides the successful candidate with a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (N.A.A.B) that may lead to New York State licensure (plus reciprocal licensure in all states except California) and licensure by the NCARB. Admission to the bachelor of architecture program requires the submission of a representative foundation portfolio of individual student design work, which is reviewed by a committee of faculty members. Following the acceptance of the foundation portfolio, the student candidate may apply for admission to the bachelor of architecture program.