College of Environmental Design


Students learn to face design and planning challenges with confidence, ask the right questions, and tackle the complexities of visionary thinking with a CED education.

CED offers a full range of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides both academic and professional curricula. We also offer summer programs for development, enrichment and exploration.

Students can immerse themselves in studio culture, interact with the community, gain an understanding of craft and materials through hands-on projects, navigate through the landscape, sketch the natural and built environment, explore the role of technology in design and planning, investigate pressing social and environmental issues, and study with internationally renowned faculty. Local collaborations place students at the center of key design and planning projects in the Bay Area, while graduate studios often focus on international sites and include travel abroad during school breaks.

Undergraduate Programs

Majors Minors

Graduate Programs

Professional Degrees Academic Degrees

Graduate Certificate Programs


Summer Programs

Pre-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate Skills Enrichment

Currently Offered Courses