Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, Policy and Planning
For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin.
The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address complex issues related to development, land-use, urbanization, and suburban sprawl. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The goal is to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management, and use of the built environment.
The major builds on the interdisciplinary core curriculum offered at Stony Brook University’s Sustainability Program. Students will enroll in major-specific courses in their junior and senior year. As part of the preparation, students will work in teams with students enrolled in related majors to collaboratively solve problems. A design project is an essential part of the curriculum to provide real-world experience. Internships and independent research courses provide additional real-world experiences. Seniors are required to present their Design Project at an Annual Gathering of Researchers and Scholars on the Stony Brook University campus.
Note: All courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Course taken with the Pass/NC option may not be applied to the major.
Please click here for a full listing of requirements for the Environmental Design, Policy, & Planning major
Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete listing of EDP Courses.
Environmental Design, Policy and Planning Courses
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* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin.
1. This checklist summarizes your major/minor degree requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in place when you declared your major/minor for the official list of major/minor requirements. For details, visit http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/archives.php
2. This checklist indicates ONLY what is required for your major or minor, and does not confirm completion of the University’s general education, upper-division, and total credit requirements. Please consult with the appropriate academic advising unit to review the remaining graduation requirements. For general advising locations, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml.
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