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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.
Environmental Design (BS)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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There are no milestone requirements for a BS in Environmental Design.
There are no internship requirements for a BS in Environmental Design.
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Professional organizations serve as the public face for their respective professions, providing information to the general public about disciplinary practice and its role in improving the well-being of communities, promoting design excellence through the recognition of notable professional achievements, supporting the exchange of ideas and information about best practices between professional members through the development of conferences and through the support of opportunities for continuing education.
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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.
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:
|Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||4.2%||$78,470|
|Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||10.3%||$58,670|
|Drafters, All Other||8%||$50,290|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||5.5%||$137,720|
|General and Operations Managers||9.1%||$100,410|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4.4%||$65,970|
|Appraisers, Real Estate||14.4%||$54,010|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||10.3%||$53,090|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).