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The Major Program

The Sustainable Environmental Design major is intended to build student understanding and skills related to creation of sustainable communities and landscapes. Coursework emphasizes urban and environmental design, sustainable development theory and practice, green building, local government planning and decision-making, community dynamics and organizations, and written, graphic, and oral presentation of sustainability strategies.

The Program

The Sustainable Environmental Design major is particularly suited for students who are interested in the physical form and design of communities and related public and private processes. It is focused on the physical environment of communities and the process of designing, planning for, and regulating the built landscape and the place-making considerations involved in creating sustainable communities.

Career Alternatives

Graduates will choose to pursue work in government, community organizations, education, or the private sector. They will also be well-positioned to pursue graduate education in city and regional planning, landscape architecture, architecture, public policy, public administration, law, real estate, and related fields.

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