Bill Homyak, M.S.
Architecture A.B.,M.S San Diego State University M.Arch., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Architecture is the study of creating livable and workable environments balancing social, political, economic, technical, and aesthetic requirements with human needs. Although building design is the ultimate goal of the program of study, knowledge about how people affect environments and manage resources in the creation of structure is of major importance. Architects rely on an understanding of a diversity of subjects including mathematics, physics, design, graphics, engineering, architecture history, visual art, social sciences, and humanities.
Below is a sample of the career options available to the architecture major. A few of these require an associate degree, some require a bachelor’s degree, and most require a graduate-level degree: architect, urban planner, environmental researcher, architectural technician, vocational teacher, college instructor, landscape architect or technician, building contractor, construction supervisor, CAD specialist, architectural engineer, construction manager, drafting technician, and the allied professions such as business, marketing, and interior design.