All practicing architects must hold at least a bachelor's degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Pre-professional bachelor's degree programs in architecture may be five years long, or they may break up the traditional four years into two tracks.
Similarly one may ask, what qualifications do you need to become an architect?
How long does it take to get a degree in architecture?
In principle, one can earn a US architecture license in under eight years, with a five year B.Arch and three years of IDP (which can begin during school), given a quick completion of exams (ARE). But the path to licensure is actually much longer for most people.
How many years do you have to study architecture?
It takes seven years of study to become an architect but students can do a BA or BSc in architecture within three years. Building and planning degrees are also usually three year programmes.