Auburn University Main Campus
About Auburn University Main Campus
Auburn University is one of the largest universities in the South, offering a traditional blend of arts and applied sciences. Auburn is located in Auburn, Alabama, just 50 miles east of the state capital of Montgomery. The beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida are a scant four hours away by car. The Auburn area offers much to aficionados of the arts, with the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center hosting plays and ballets, the university's Telfair Peet Theatre featuring plays and musicals, and the Julie Collins Smith Museum of Art housing the university's art collection. For visitors seeking more physical recreation, Chewacla State Park offers 696 acres of activities. There are also six 18-hole golf courses open to the public in the Auburn area, including the Grand National course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
Auburn University offers a College of Architecture, Design and Construction with undergraduate degrees in architecture including environmental design, building science, industrial design, graphic design, and interior architecture, and graduate degrees in building science, community planning, design-build, industrial design, and landscape architecture. All of these programs begin in the student's first year with base curriculum coupled with university core courses.
Before being considered for graduation, Seniors in each undergraduate program must complete professional practice coursework as well as a thesis project and hands-on studio work. Undergraduate degrees are typically completed in four years. Graduate degrees require at least 35 semester hours of study, intended to be completed within a two year period. Graduate study courses include additional theory-based research, studio applications, business internships, and development and submission of a senior thesis.
Auburn also offers a College of Liberal Arts with more than 49 majors in 12 academic departments including Art. The art department offers a Bachelor of fine arts in studio art including ceramics, painting/drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in art, which is a studio-based degree. The art department includes courses on everything from basic drawing, art history, and teaching art to professional studio practices and the senior project for fine arts, which is a directed studio project in any subject or medium, intended for exhibition and grading and required for graduation.
Among the types of scholarships that may be available are freshman scholarships, transfer scholarships, general scholarships, departmental scholarships and external scholarships. Each one has its own set of requirements and deadlines. The university provides an Office of University Scholarships to assist students with the scholarship process.
Auburn University combines the resources of a top-level research institution with a comfortable and friendly small-town setting. It offers fully accredited, nationally competitive programs and an alumni network that makes internships and career opportunities more than a possibility for students and graduates. The faculty regularly receive national awards and research grants for outstanding instruction and research.