College of Environmental Design

Undergraduate Majors

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CED offers Bachelor of Arts in architecture, landscape architecture, sustainable environmental design and urban studies. CED also offers an individual major for students who wish to explore an area of study appropriate to the college but not available through one of the other undergraduate major programs. There is also the opportunity for students to customize their education experience by studying abroad in countries like Italy or Argentina, creating and facilitating their own (often unorthodox) classes via the DeCal Program, or declaring a minor outside of CED.  


Architecture

Architecture

The Architecture program offers a broad introduction to the field of architecture along with the opportunity for specialization in areas within the field such as architectural design, technologies and history; society; culture. In the final year of study, students have the choice to follow either the Project or Studio track. Completing the Architecture program will prepare you for entry-level employment in architecture, or students may opt for graduate work in architecture or further studies in a related environmental design field. Learn More


Urban Studies

Urban Studies (Department of City and Regional Planning)

With the aim of teaching students the means to enhance a continually urbanizing world, the Urban Studies major provides an introduction to urban environments as objects of study, analysis, and critique, as well as places of planned change and social transformation. Through this interdisciplinary program, students will explore the complex local and global elements that shape contemporary cities. This major produces urban citizens who are willing and capable of imagining an alternative world order through innovative ways of applying theoretical ideas to practice. Learn More


Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

The curriculum in Landscape Architecture centers on the study of creative and ecological design and includes three core studios, which ensure that students benefit from the department’s full range of interests and expertise. Undergraduates are prepared for employment in landscape architecture firms as well as continuing studies in either accredited graduate programs in landscape architecture or in related environmental design fields. Learn More


Sustainable Environmental Design

Sustainable Environmental Design

As the world population urbanizes, the planning and design of resource-efficient, healthy and socially just cities and metropolitan regions becomes important. With a long-standing expertise in sustainable urbanism and design, the Sustainable Environmental Design major provides a critical understanding of sustainability challenges in our global society and equips students with technical, analytical, and design tools needed for creative solutions. In this program, you will gain the skills needed to address sustainability at multiple scales, from individual sites to metropolitan regions. Learn More


Individual Major

Individual Major

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 the other existing majors.  Learn More