Acquire the skills you need to produce and develop your own architectural designs while becoming familiar with the technical dialogue of architects and expressing your vision through the manipulation of space and form.
The undergraduate degree in architecture requires five-years of study and 162 credit-hours of courses. At the end of the first year of study, all students may apply for continued admission into the upper division in the program. As upper division students, they will learn to integrate technical and creative elements with specific architectural projects, and they will complete an integrative design project.
The Bachelor of Architecture program has two points of selective admission.
1. Indicate architecture as a preference on your LSU application.
Applicants will be evaluated based on high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Admitted students generally have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and ACT score of 22, although a higher GPA may allow for a lower ACT score, and a higher test score may allow for a lower GPA. Applicants who do not meet this requirement but believe they deserve a space in the beginning design course should contact the School of Architecture to present additional information and request an exception to the requirement.
2. Apply for continued admission into the upper division of the architecture program after your first year of study.
For complete details pertaining to the selective admissions process after the first year of study, see the first-year assessment page on this site.
Change of Major and External Transfer Students
The School of Architecture welcomes applications from current LSU students interested in becoming architecture majors. The school matriculates accepted students each fall semester. Spring admission requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are encouraged to visit the school and tour the facilities. Visits can be arranged by contacting the LSU School of Architecture’s main office, 136 Atkinson Hall, 225-578-6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Change of Major Application form.
The School of Architecture welcomes applications from transfer students interested in studying architecture at LSU. The school matriculates accepted students each fall semester. Spring admission requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should apply to LSU and indicate architecture as their intended major. Transfer credits for architecture courses may fulfill program requirements if taken as part of an architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Those seeking credit for design studio courses will need to submit a portfolio for faculty evaluation. All applicants are encouraged to visit the school and tour the facilities. Visits can be arranged by contacting the LSU School of Architecture’s main office, 136 Atkinson Hall, 225-578-6885 or email@example.com.
Download the External Transfer Student Application form.
Students returning to the School of Architecture who have not been enrolled for more than 12 months must formally apply for re-admission. The application for re-admission should be filed by February 15 for fall admission. No application fee is required. Inquiries should be directed to: LSU School of Architecture, 136 Atkinson Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Phone: 225-578-6885. Fax: 225-578-2168.
Download the Re-admission Application form.
Financial Aid + Scholarships
The university and the LSU School of Architecture offer financial aid and scholarships to qualifying students. Visit the Architecture Scholarships page on this website to view scholarship opportunities through the school. Visit LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships for more information about opportunities through the university.