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Majors

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

This undergraduate major in architectural design grants a degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Architectural Design. The major offers a wide variety of engineering courses with hands-on architectural design studios and fi ne arts courses.

Students can choose from electives that develop additional depth in either architectural design or engineering. Architecture has become increasingly technical, and our graduates are well prepared to interact with a range of specialists. In addition to preparing students for advanced studies in architecture, the program’s strong math and science requirements prepare students for graduate work in other fields, such as civil and environmental engineering, law, and business.

Many students choose to take jobs directly after graduation as intern architects while others go on to graduate studies in architecture, structural engineering, or construction management.

This pre-architecture undergraduate program is not a degree that leads directly to professional licensure in architecture or engineering. In order to become a licensed architect or engineer, additional graduate training is required.

 

 INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior designers draw upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. Interior designers are concerned with how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet the needs of a building’s occupants. Designers are involved in planning the interior spaces of almost all buildings-offices, airport terminals, theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and private residences.

 

URBAN PLANNING

Urban and regional planners develop long- and short-term plans for the use of land and the growth and revitalization of urban, suburban, and rural communities and the region in which they are located. They help local officials alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems by recommending locations for roads, schools, and other infrastructure and suggesting zoning regulations for private property. 

 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

The 21st century landscape architect is the person who can combine the scientific knowledge of botany and horticulture, with the aesthetic intuition of fine art. Forget the “gardener” images. True landscape architects fashion their clients’ environment to the envy of all who see it. It’s not an easy field, but my goodness it’s a beautiful one if you can master the techniques.