The architecture program at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan recognizes the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect. Whatever the exact nature of these roles, the program is designed to prepare students to perceive the ordered relationship of people and their environment and to translate this order into design for the enrichment of human experience.
Taubman College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. The undergraduate program culminates in a bachelor of science degree and the graduate program culminates in a master of architecure degree (M.Arch.). In addition, students may consider a Ph.D. in architecture or a master of science (M.S.) in architecture. Undergraduate students may apply directy as freshmen or transfer in as junior level students. The graduate program is open to students who have already earned undergraduate degrees in architecture (2-year M.Arch.), as well as those who received undergraduate degrees from other disciplines (3-year M.Arch.). The 3-year program begins in the summer. After an intensive summer and a full year of study, the 3-year students join the incoming 2-year students.
At Taubman College, students are provided with many opportunities to expand their interests. With fellows, visiting professors, and lecturers of various educational backgrounds and with a wide range of professional experiences, we are proud of our diverse faculty. Faculty are actively engaged in teaching, practicing, and researching in many fields including architecture, urban security, environmental technology and planning, transportation, recreation, economic development, housing and community development, land use planning, and urban design.
In addition, Taubman College students have opportunities to study abroad. International travel courses are an essential part of the college's course offerings, granting students the prospect of visiting other countries while gaining access to facilities, groups, and individuals that might otherwise be closed to them.