Environmental Design
Bachelor of Science

Available in North Atlanta and Gainesville
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design offers students skills and knowledge of design in the building and construction industry.

This degree is a stepping stone to advanced studies in architecture, historic preservation, interior design, landscape design and urban planning.

The program at Brenau emphasizes residential, landscape and sustainable design.

Students who complete this degree will:

  • Possess a global perspective, allowing them to weigh design decisions within the parameters of ecological, socio-economic and cultural contexts.
  • Use critical thinking and design to creatively solve problems within the interior environment.
  • Produce design drawings using a variety of media, techniques and technology.
  • Gain knowledge of the history of interiors, architecture and landscape architecture
  • Select and specify furniture and finish materials in interior spaces.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building systems and interior construction methods and materials, as well as professional ethics and best business practices.
  • Apply laws, codes, and standards that impact the design of interior spaces.

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Built environment consultant at eco-friendly companies that specialize in transportation, science, technology, architecture, design, culture, travel, food, business, fashion, and beauty.

What makes the environmental design program different?

  • The B.S. in Environmental Design has its base in the interior design curriculum with a greater focus on residential design, interior landscaping and the environment. Coursework parallels the B.F.A. in Interior Design, with additional emphasis in ecology and sustainable design.
  • This degree is ideal for those students in Brenau University’s 2+2 partnerships with Chinese institutions, as the degree is not recognized by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
  • Coursework includes design graphics and sketching, green design, historic presentative, technical and computer aided drafting, three-dimensional development and design, architecture and landscape history. Students may also pursue an architectural studies track.
  • The program is offered in the Undergraduate College and Women’s College on the main Gainesville campus or in an evening and weekend format in North Atlanta. Some courses may require travel to Atlanta or other campus locations.
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