College of Environmental Design


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

CED is unique among environmental design colleges. We offer a full range of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with both academic and professional curricula. We also offer a number of summer programs for development, enrichment and exploration.

This breadth and depth creates a wealth of perspectives and opportunities. Students 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.

With so much on the drawing board, CED offers students the chance to explore, extend themselves, and find the unique path that works best for them — in design and planning, and beyond.


To see courses currently offered by the College of Environmental Design, visit the following pages:

Undergraduate Programs
Majors Minors
Graduate Programs
Professional Degrees Academic Degrees
Summer Programs
Pre-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate Skills Enrichment