The sustainable environmental design major recognizes that the emergent, multidisciplinary field of sustainability science is growing rapidly. As the world population urbanizes, the planning and design of resilient, resource-efficient, healthy and socially just cities and metropolitan regions is profoundly important. The College of Environmental Design, with its long-standing expertise in sustainable urbanism and design, is an ideal setting for an undergraduate major in sustainable environmental design, with a focus on the built environment.
The undergraduate individual major is a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in an area of study that is appropriate to the College of Environmental Design that cannot be accomplished through other existing majors. Examples can include structures, architectural journalism, visual design, computer applications in architecture, urban planning, community development, and the social basis of design.
Geospatial Information Science and Technology (in conjunction with the College of Natural Resources)
Disability Studies (College of Letters and Science)
Energy Engineering (College of Engineering)
Global Poverty and Practice (College of Letters and Science)
Structural Engineering (College of Engineering)
Building and Site Design/Ecological Factors (Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning)
Building and Site Design/Regional Planning (Master of Architecture/Master of City and Regional Planning)
Urban Design/Environmental Planning (Master of City and Regional Planning/Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning)
Law (City and Regional Planning)
New Media (Architecture)
Public Health (City and Regional Planning)
Structural Engineering (Architecture)
Transportation Engineering (City and Regional Planning)
The Berkeley Undergraduate Certificate in Design Innovation assumes creative thought will not come from any one discipline, but rather from the meaningful integration of methods, technologies, knowledge, and thought from a wide range of different disciplines.
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) provides an academic structure for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas around geospatial information and analysis. Geographic information science and technology, along with geostatistics and analysis of satellite imagery, have emerged as major cross-disciplinary tools used in academic research, industrial applications, and public policy analysis.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (IGCRE) recognizes interdisciplinary training in real estate, including real estate investment, real estate law, and the role of real estate development in the built environment. The IGCRE offers graduate students at CED, Haas School of Business and Berkeley Law the opportunity to supplement their major areas of study with courses that focus specifically on real estate.