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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

Study sustainable design at Illinois, a 2021 Gold STARS campus for sustainability performance awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.