Environmental Design Program

Environmental Design Program Cross Major

1) Establishment Background and Summary

The survival of all organisms is a serious issue as the human population increases, spurring urbanization and industrialization that have destroyed habitats and weakened the urban environment. Powerful nations are also forcing a standardization of humanit y. To devise comprehensive solutions that allow for the co-existence of humankind and organisms, the environmental design cross major enhances the planning and design capacity of students through holistic education in the natural sciences, humanities and the arts.

2) Educational Purpose and Goals

Students will become aware of problems concerning natural environments that require conservation and artificial environments in need of restoration. They will learn to devise practical solutions, ranging from planning and design to construction, to achieve co-existence between humankind and the rest of the planet’s biomass.

3) Career Paths

Students will earn a bachelor’s degree in landscape, and enjoy careers in government, publicly owned enterprises, construction and engineering firms, private businesses, academia and research institutes. They can become certified as a landscape (environment) industrial engineer, landscape (environment) engineer, or professional engineer (landscape, environment). They will be qualified to act as supervisors in environment-related fields such as architecture, civil engineering and urban design. The study of all living things including human beings is unique to the environmental design program, which promises bright prospects in the 21st century and beyond.

4) Graduation Requirement

Complete 36 credits, including 5 cross major required courses (15 credits)