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Our programs champion an integrated, project-based approach to learning that prepares students to serve in local and global communities.

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Excellence in education through our top-ranked programs.

Whether you are looking to expand your understanding of international relations, explore the career possibilities in the design disciplines, or build your future in the arts, the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design offers degrees that fit the bill. Throughout the curriculum, students in our top-ranked programs find opportunities for interdisciplinary study, collaborative experiences, student research, hands-on activities, and the chance to explore and grow as you learn.

To learn more, check out our undergraduate and graduate programs, take a glimpse at the student experience in our college, come for a visit, or talk with current students about their academic journey and experiences through our AAD Ambassadors program. 

Explore our College

Within the four schools of the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design you'll find 11 undergraduate majors and 8 minors, an undecided undergraduate major, eight Master's degrees, four Doctoral degrees, and 11 graduate certificate programs. Regardless of the program you choose, you can anticipate rigorous curriculum, world-class faculty, and plenty of opportunity to build practicable skills.


Contact our director of academic advising, Rob Jacks, at or (540) 231-6416.

Find Support on Your Academic Journey

Boost your success during your studies and prepare for your future with the help of college and university resources. Academic advisors in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design will assist you in developing a plan to achieve your academic goals and plan for your career. They can also help you identify and access the resources across the university that will best support your immediate needs — resources like the Student Success Center, Student Affairs, Cook Counseling Center, and more.