Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Environmental Design (ENVD)

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

The bachelor of science in environmental design is a flexible multi-disciplinary degree. It emphasizes the blend of sustainable practices from local and global context with comprehensive design and systems thinking. The degree content includes environmental design courses, directed electives (electives within CADC) and free electives. Students are encouraged to utilize the free electives to earn minor, and therefore customize their educational experience. Two summers of coursework are required for the environmental design workshop course series. While this degree is a good option for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in design, planning and construction related programs, it also enables students to seek employment opportunities in a variety of different fields upon graduation.

Students who pursue the environmental design degree will learn core knowledge of design and construction disciplines and business practices related to human-designed environments, including awareness of national and global perspectives. Exposure to national/global environmental design issues, focus on interdisciplinary concepts, hybrid practices, and sustainability are key aspects of the curriculum. A two part workshop course series allows students to focus on developing a general technical skill set for environmental design foundations. Digital media introduction, structure and fabrication techniques, design communication development are included. A capstone workshop requires students to initiate and complete a community engagement environmental design project using principles of collaboration, leadership and effectiveness training, hands-on experience, civic engagement and design communication skills.  Minimum GPA for transfer students is 2.5.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
History Core I 3History Core II 3
Directed Elective 1 3Core Science I 4
Free Elective23ENVD 2010 Introduction to Design and Design Methods3
Core Math3-4 
 15-16 13
Core Literature (Humanities) 3Core Humanities (Philosophy)3ENVD 2100 Environmental Design Workshop I16
Core Science II 4Directed Elective 23Directed Elective 33
ENVD 2040 Design, Invention and Society or 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture3Social Science 3 
Free Elective(s)26ENVD 2000 Environmental Design Concepts and Practices I3 
 Free Elective23 
 16 15 9
Core Social Science 3ENVD 3100 Civic Engagement and Research Methods13ENVD 4100 Environmental Design Workshop II - Capstone16
ENVD 3000 Environmental Design Concepts and Practices II13ENVD 5030 Studies in Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship (Studies in Design Thiking and Praxis)3Free Elective23
ENVD 4010 Elements of Design Thinking and Communication3ENVD 4970 Special Topics in Environmental Design3 
ENVD 3200 Systems in Built Environment I3ENVD 3300 Systems in Built Environment II3 
Free Elective*3ENVD 4500 Professional Practice3 
 15 15 9
Core Humanities 3
Free Elective24
UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
Directed Elective 43
Directed Elective 53
Total Hours: 120-121