For more information, please contact the SARUP Advising Office at 414-229-4015 sarup-ugrad@uwm.edu

How Do I Apply?

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree apply online through the UW-System web application.

Prospective New Freshmen
Students are encouraged to contact High School Outreach and Recruiting Advisor, Erica Chappelear at 414-229-4148 or ericac@uwm.edu.

Prospective Transfer
Students are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Academic Advisor Tammy Taylor for assistance 414/229-4015 or ttaylor@uwm.edu to arrange for an in-person or phone appointment.

Priority Application Deadline
April 1 (fall admission), November 1 (spring admission)

Applications not complete by the deadline or not meeting the admission criteria will be considered on a space available basis.

When Can I Visit?

While prospective students are welcome throughout the year, the ideal time to visit the School and experience some of its energy is on a Friday when school is in session. In addition to individual tours, the School offers regular special visit programs. To take advantage of the best possible option to explore the School.

What If I Can’t Come in Person?

The Recruiting Advisor is always ready to provide information for students hoping to learn more about the School, and visits college fairs and high schools in Wisconsin and Illinois on a regular basis.

What Are Classes Like?

Freshman year
students will attend several Architecture courses and General Education Requirements (GERs). These include math, English and physics. GER courses provide an excellent method to explore additional fields, and give direction to those who might wish to combine architecture with related courses such as urban planning, business, or graphic design.

Sophomore year – Senior year
Design studios are very hands-on and project-based, investigating specific building types and the challenges of building on specific sites. Upper-level classes include architectural theory, historic preservation and landscape urbanism and the impact of places on peoples’ experience. Students who major in architecture can add a minor of certificate to their degree, overlapping courses with electives and GERs.

Along every step of the way, SARUP advisors are ready to help student set realistic expectations, review course selections and confirm progress toward graduation.

How Do I Decide If Studying Architecture Is Right for Me?

While there are many valuable online resources that discuss the field, students and alumni recommend visiting a few architecture offices of different sizes, to learn about the type of work architects do. An architecture education prepares you to be a problem solver, a communicator and helps you be relevant in whatever career you ultimately pursue. Some SARUP graduates go on to careers in real estate, interiors, urban planning, government, graphic design, and other fields.

Undergraduate Application Process


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