Environmental Design (BS)
The Bachelor of Science in environmental design follows many of the degree plans of architecture degrees with less of an emphasis on professional practice and more on an emphasis on environmental factors. Students have the opportunity to take more electives, particularly related to sustainability, and in general are exposed to more interdisciplinary concepts than traditional architecture students. This includes a comprehensive survey of historical architecture strategies and a required elective in social and behavioral sciences. The program for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degree is a pre-professional four-year curriculum of at least 128 semester hours. The degree includes the University of Houston's required core curriculum and 31 semester hours of elective courses. Degree plans are not official unless/until students meet with their Academic Advisors.