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College of Architecture and Planning

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Transferable Skills Developed

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Analytical Research
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Pragmatism
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity

Career Paths/Industries

  • Architect: Commercial, Institutional, Residential, Historic Preservation, Forensic Architect
  • Planning: City Planner, Transportation Planner, Urban Design, Surveying, Recreation Site Design
  • Development: Economic Development, Community Development, Land Development
  • Computer Design: Software Developer, UX Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer
  • Designer: Product Designer, Industrial Designer
  • Please see What can I do with this major? for more in-depth information

Common Employers

  • Private Architectural Firms: FFKR Architects, Architectural Nexus, VCBO Architecture, Method Studio, Think Architecture
  • Municipalities: Salt Lake City Corporation, Salt Lake County, State of Utah
  • Government Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Apparel Companies: Under Armour, Nike, Fossil
  • Computer/Technical Companies: Dell, IBM, eBay
  • Economic Development Agencies: USTAR, Utah Housing Corporation, Fuzion Agency
  • Other Types of Employers:
  • Non-profits
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Transportation Agencies or Consultants
  • Convention Centers
  • Shopping Centers
  • Arenas
  • Schools, Colleges, Universities
  • Military Facilities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Religious Institutions
  • Disaster Response & Management

Career Outlook

U of U Grad Mean
U of U Grad Median
# Rep
National Mean
National Median
Architectural Studies Bachelor's $27,500 $24,343 7 $40,829 $40,095
Design Bachelor's - - 1 $44,231 $44,263
Urban Ecology Bachelor's - - 1 $29,948 $28,714
Urban Planning Bachelor's - - 0 $37,667 $35,167


Last Updated: 6/28/18