Environmental Design (BS)
Accelerated Program

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

Degree Offered

Environmental Design (BS)
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Application Requirements

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 6.9%$74,520
Architectural Drafters -3%$49,970
Electrical Drafters5.4%$58,790
Chief Executives-1.2%$173,320
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers8.1%$54,270
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Drafters, All Other-3.4%$49,990
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
General and Operations Managers 7.1%$97,270
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2%$64,620
Interior Designers3.8%$48,400
Landscape Architects 5.5%$64,570
Appraisers, Real Estate7.9%$52,570
Set and Exhibit Designers6.8%$49,810
Electronic Drafters5.4%$58,790

* 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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