Environmental Design, BS
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The BS in environmental design offers an integrated curriculum in environmental design primarily in a nonstudio format. This undergraduate program is designed to create a deep awareness and knowledge of issues that influence the design of built environments and the design of artifacts in general.

The program of study emphasizes general knowledge and design research as well as focus areas. Focus areas include histories and theories of design; innovation, technology and design strategies; and sustainability in environmental design. The curriculum provides special understanding of theories, technologies, social issues and management aspects related to the student's chosen focus area. While studio courses cannot be taken as electives, students take career-specific design electives and the degree prepares students for all graduate programs in The Design School.

The program is not a professional degree program but provides a broad base of skills and knowledge in environmental design.

Program offered

Environmental Design, BS

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Graduates of this program may take on roles in offices, businesses, public institutions and industries that require an awareness of issues that affect environmental design. Additionally, graduates may choose to apply to graduate programs in related disciplines to pursue professional or other graduate degrees.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4.2%$78,470
Architectural Drafters 8.1%$52,870
Electrical Drafters6.8%$59,690
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 10.3%$58,670
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5%$137,720
General and Operations Managers 9.1%$100,410
Graphic Designers4.2%$48,700
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4.4%$65,970
Interior Designers4.4%$51,500
Landscape Architects 6.4%$65,760

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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