About the College of Architecture and Urban Studies
The mission of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is to understand, through acts of creation, design, construction, and analysis, the forces that give meaning and value to the built environments that shape our lives.
Our highly ranked and competitive undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught by internationally known faculty who care about student success. Through our four schools and the multi-college Program in Real Estate, we offer 11 undergraduate majors, 7 minors, and 13 graduate degree programs.
Throughout the curriculum, students are exposed to a variety of interdisciplinary and collaborative experiences. Our students gain hands-on experience through research, field studies, internships, and class projects that expand skills and broaden horizons.
Our degree programs are based in Blacksburg and Alexandria, Virginia, and the School of Public and International Affairs offers courses in Richmond, Virginia. We also have an international location in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland through Virginia Tech’s Steger Center for International Scholarship.
Many more international experiences are available through an average of 10 available study abroad opportunities each year as well as a diverse, international faculty, and a student body that hails from more than 30 countries.