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School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Design, Policy & Planning
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Why Study Environmental Design, Policy & Planning?

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, prepares students to understand and address complex issues related to urban development and governance including topics like land use policy, transportation planning, and climate change adaptation. The interdisciplinary and hands-on curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Students learn how to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the design and management of the built environment.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Technical Writing and Communication
  • Urban Systems
  • Sustainable Planning and Development
  • Environmental Law

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Resilient Cities
  • Theories and Design of Urban Settlements
  • Introduction to Human Demography
  • Human Settlement: History and Future

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads are employed or go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Urban planner
  • Wetland Specialist
  • Environmental Designer
  • Coastal Resilience Manager

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Suffolk County Department of Planning
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • Renaissance Planning Inc.
  • H2M Architects + Engineers

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Environmental Design, Policy & Planning Program

Chair: Donovan Finn

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Design, Policy & Planning
Back to all Programs

Why Study Environmental Design, Policy & Planning?

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, prepares students to understand and address complex issues related to urban development and governance including topics like land use policy, transportation planning, and climate change adaptation. The interdisciplinary and hands-on curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Students learn how to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the design and management of the built environment.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Technical Writing and Communication
  • Urban Systems
  • Sustainable Planning and Development
  • Environmental Law

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Resilient Cities
  • Theories and Design of Urban Settlements
  • Introduction to Human Demography
  • Human Settlement: History and Future

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads are employed or go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Urban planner
  • Wetland Specialist
  • Environmental Designer
  • Coastal Resilience Manager

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Suffolk County Department of Planning
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • Renaissance Planning Inc.
  • H2M Architects + Engineers

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Environmental Design, Policy & Planning Program

Chair: Donovan Finn

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

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