Welcome from the Undergraduate Dean
As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, you can major in architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies or sustainable environmental design, with choices for additional study that are diverse, rich and that lay the groundwork for a variety of professional directions when you graduate. There are also undergraduate research opportunities that can start you on your way to an advanced degree.
We offer a rigorous education in real-world design and planning, as well as the training needed for our future environmental leaders.
As a student here, you will learn strategizing, problem-solving and critical thinking — skills that make you valuable in design, planning, and related professions. Our programs prepare you for the world of the 21st century, where everything changes quickly, and where those who have the most diverse skills have the best chance of moving ahead, gaining opportunities and making a difference.
— Renée Chow, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley