Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design

BAED students talk over a regional map during studio.

We live in times in which our urban and built environments are undergoing unprecedented change. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Design degree provides students with the skills to understand, analyze, and solve problems associated with such change, with a view toward community vitality, social fairness, and the design of sustainable environments. Our program applies knowledge of social and behavioral science to plan and design community environments that affect, and are affected by, human behavior.

Duration of study

  • 4 year (120 credit hours)
  • Transfer students may have a different set of degree requirements. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Academ­ic Services for advisement.
  • Part-Time (up to 11 credit hours/semester)

Cost of Study

  • Domestic: $3,535 - $13,430
  • International: $13,430

*per semester tuition rates and does not include fees

Admissions requirements

  • Application fee: $50
  • SAT / ACT Optional
Students tour affordable housing while on a studio trip.

Student Life

Architecture and planning students building a home for Habitat for Humanity Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Contact Undergraduate Academic Services

132 Hayes Hall
716-829-3484 extension 4

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