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Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design

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Why a Degree in Sustainable Design?
  • Rigorous broad-based education in design with a focus on building sustainable communities through intentional design of environmentally sensitive products, buildings, landscapes, and cities
  • Draws on disciplines of design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning
  • Focuses on the places, things, systems, and policies needed to help solve problems in a sustainable society
  • Prepares you for the future in a sustainable world where ideas from many disciplines will be necessary to solve complex problems
  • After graduation
    • Enter jobs in design firms, planning agencies, industry, nonprofits, and public policy institutes
    • Continue preparation in a variety of graduate or professional programs such as landscape architecture, architecture, industrial design, graphic design, urban design, and urban planning or accelerated graduate design programs at Illinois

Study sustainable design at Illinois, a 2022 Gold STARS campus for sustainability performance awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.