The architecture program was founded in 1946 and has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) since 1958. The following statement is included in the University of Arkansas Catalog of Studies, which is located online at: http://catalog.uark.edu/undergraduatecatalog/collegesandschools/fayjonesschoolofarchitecture/
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Statement of Conditions of Accreditation (2014):
“In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.”
The University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture department of architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
• B.Arch. (156 undergraduate credits)
The B.Arch. was granted reaccreditation in 2014. The next accreditation visit is slated for 2022.
NAAB Conditions and Procedures
Further information on NAAB conditions and procedures can be found by downloading the documents below.
2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
2012 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
To develop an understanding of the larger context for architecture education and the
careers paths available to graduates of accredited degree programs, please refer to
the sources listed below.
NCARB Certification Guidelines (2012)
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture (2008)
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (www.NCARB.org)
American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org)
American Institute of Architecture Students (www.aias.org)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (www.acsa-arch.org)
Annual Reports, Architecture Program Report, Visiting Team Report
The documents listed below are available by clicking on the corresponding link:
All Annual Reports, including the narrative:
2009 (Statistical, Narrative, NAAB response)
2010 (Statistical, Narrative, NAAB response)
2011 (Statistical, Narrative)
2012 (Statistical, Narrative)
All NAAB responses to the Annual Report
2007 APR (Architecture Program Report)
2008 Visiting Team Report (final edition, including attachments and addenda)
2008 NAAB Accreditation Decision Letter
2013 APR Addendum
ARE Pass Rates
Pass rates for graduates of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas taking the Architectural Registration Exam can be found at the website listed below.