Farmingdale State College

B.S. Architectural Technology

Program Description

Our four-year Bachelor of Science in architectural technology program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive architectural education. While the two-year AAS degree in architectural technology offers a broad range of skills, the four-year program continues the course of study by combining a holistic perspective of the built environment with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials acquired throughout a four-year studio sequence.

All architecture degree programs share course work across the first two years, while the BS and BArch have some shared course work in the third and fourth years. This alignment demands that the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to meet the same NAAB “Student Criteria” and “Program Criteria” that apply to the BArch program. The BArch program is the first and only fully accredited undergraduate professional architecture degree program in the SUNY system.

Focus Areas

  • Focus on technological change
  • Environmental change
  • Global affairs

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Architectural designer
  • Registered architect
  • 3D modeler/ animator
  • Building information modeling (BIM) manager
  • Specifications writer
  • Code enforcement official

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Expected Outcomes