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Shifting into BS Architecture in the middle of college

mahanlagadia

Hello! I'm a business major in the PH with only a few semesters from graduating but I plan to shift into BS Architecture. That means additional 5 years delayed in college.

Would that be a disadvantage when I apply for my first job? Or when I apply for internships during college? Would I lose my competitive edge?

 
Nov 22, 21 8:48 pm
dpayne

This question (or similar) have been asked here with some frequency. The short answer that is typically given is; finish your current degree and go for a non-arch background masters degree with is 3 years instead of 5. 


As someone who is restarting school for the second time, take that advice (assuming you are in the US.) I'm 25 and have peers that are on to their doctorate degrees while I'm wandering around with my HS diploma an 90 disjointed college credits.  

Nov 24, 21 12:03 pm  · 
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Second this - finish, then get your Masters in Architecture. That business degree is going to help you out.

Nov 24, 21 12:27 pm  · 
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Archithoughts2

Agree with the rest - finish your undergrad in business then go for your Master of Architecture. It's not an uncommon route. Even if you switched to a BS Arch, you would likely still need a Master's degree anyways to work in the field (unless you meant B.Arch)

If you have time in your curriculum or outside of school though and you truly are interested in architecture, you should think about taking a course (whether it be anything from arch history/visual arts/3D design) or work on a side project that will help with your M.Arch application portfolio

Nov 24, 21 1:42 pm  · 
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joseffischer

I did not read the 'f' in the title until my second take... that along with the different meaning for BS and I gave myself a chuckle.  Thought I'd share

Nov 24, 21 1:57 pm  · 
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atelier nobody

I'm sure most of us have shit into some BS architecture in our day...

Nov 24, 21 3:23 pm  · 
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