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Overview

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address complex issues related to development, land-use, urbanization, and suburban sprawl. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The goal is to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management, and use of the built environment.

The major builds on the interdisciplinary core curriculum offered at Stony Brook University’s Sustainability Program. Students will enroll in major-specific courses in their junior and senior year. As part of the preparation, students will work in teams with students enrolled in related majors to collaboratively solve problems. A design project is an essential part of the curriculum to provide real-world experience. Internships and independent research courses provide additional real-world experiences. Seniors are required to present their Design Project at an Annual Gathering of Researchers and Scholars on the Stony Brook University campus.

 

Requirements

Please click here for a full listing of the Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning requirements

Note: All courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Course taken with the Pass/NC option may not be applied to the major.

To contact the faculty director of the major please email : donovan.finn@stonybrook.edu

Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete listing of   EDP Courses.

* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the   undergraduate bulletin.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in place when you declared your major/minor for the official list of major/minor requirements.

2. Please consult with the appropriate academic advising unit to review what is required for your major or minor, confirm completion of the University’s general education, upper-division, and total credit requirements. For general advising locations, visit Academic Advising or speak to the SoMAS Academic Advisor.


Internships and Jobs

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Scholarships and Employment

Stony Brook offers a  wide variety of scholarships to new and continuing students, some of which are based on merit alone and others which take into account financial need.