The Department of Architecture offers two different options for undergraduate students interested in the field of architecture. The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture is a non-studio based degree that provides a liberal arts foundation. Admission is offered at a freshman or junior level, with the program preparing students for further study and careers in architectural design and related disciplines. The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design is a pre-professional degree that prepares most students for graduate study in architecture and a professional career in the field. In this case, admission is offered through a competitive application process at a junior level, after completing two years of general university requirements. Both programs share a commitment to architecture and design as a field of knowledge that can have a profound impact on contemporary society. Students in the Architectural Design major can apply for the Dual Degree in Construction Management program, offered jointly by the Architecture and Construction Management Departments. Non-majors interested in architecture are able to pursue a Minor in Architectural Design.