Fairmont State University Architecture students can earn an A.S in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2 years and a B.S of Architecture in 4 years.
The Architecture curriculum includes multiple facets. Faculty members focus on:
- Design theory
- Building systems
- Graphic skills
- Oral communication skills
For those students who choose to earn a 4 year degree, they should expect core and advanced Architectural lessons and projects. They will study:
- Architectural history
- Architectural theory
- Building technology
- Technological and theoretical synthesis
Advanced design studios address methodology, and technological and theoretical synthesis through applied studies of a wide range of design inquiries and projects.
Architecture students who earn a baccalaureate degree are qualified for entry-level positions such as designer or architectural technician. They may be employed in architectural offices, engineering offices, corporations or businesses which produce their own in house construction documents, and construction-related fields. Additional career opportunities for Architecture students include:
- Civil Engineer
- Landscape Architect
- Interior Designer
- Architectural Drafter
- Construction Manager
The mission of the Architecture Program at Fairmont State is to educate aspiring architects to achieve personal and professional success by engaging them with faculty and professionals; and approaching architecture as a process of integration of theory, culture, history, sustainability, and practice where ideas are communicated through the current tools of the discipline.