Make a smart investment in your future. At Southeast, you can prepare for an architecture degree at an affordable price.

This one-year pre-professional program provides preparation before you transfer to another university to complete your degree in architecture. 

What You'll Do 

Starting at Southeast allows you to gain credits at an affordable price while getting a foundation for your architecture program. 

  • Explore interests before committing to architecture school. 
  • Work closely with the transfer school to ensure credits transfer seamlessly.


Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $88k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for architecture and engineering occupations is $88,800. 







  • $81k

    Architects and Surveyors

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $81,250. 





  • $58k

    Architectural Drafters

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for architectural and civil drafters is $58,080. 






Pre-Architecture (BS) Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree.

The courses below are specifically geared to provide preparatory educational experiences for those seeking to transfer to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for the completion of a professionally accredited degree in architecture. Upon completion of an approved sequence of courses, students should apply for admission to the School of Architecture preferably by March 1 (for fall admission).  Students who decide not to transfer could apply some courses from the pre-architecture curriculum to the Technology Management major, Construction Management and Design option. 

  • AR100 Drawing I (3) 
  • AR201 Color Composition (3) 
  • DS111 Design Process (3)  OR
    DS220 Design Communications (3) 
  • EH101 Early European Civilization (3) 
  • EH103 Modern European Civilization (3) 
  • EN100 English Composition (3) 
  • EN140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3) 
  • MA116 Precalculus A (3) 
  • MA117 Precalculus B (3) 
  • PH120/020 Introductory Physics I (5) 
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communications (3) 

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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