Environmental Design

Required Courses

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Environmental Design
126 Credits

The core of the undergraduate environmental design curriculum is a sequence of courses in architectural design, design communications, architectural history, structures, environmental systems, and building technology. Related electives in architecture and a variety of other disciplines are available.

  • You may pursue this degree as either a bachelor of science (BS) or a bachelor of arts (BA).
  • The BA requires two years (or the equivalent) of study in a foreign language.

The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this degree:

First Year

   

CAP First-Year Program 33
Second Year
Fall Semester

ARCH 201
ARCH 218
ARCH 229
ARCH 261

Architectural Design  
Structural Systems 1   
History of Architecture 1* 
Design Communications Media  
University Core Curriculum 
University Core Curriculum

4
3
3
1
3
3

Total Credits 

17

Spring Semester

ARCH 202
ARCH 214
ARCH 273

Architectural Design
Architectural Building Technology 1
Environmental Systems 1
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum

5
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

17

Third Year
Fall Semester

ARCH 301
ARCH 314
ARCH 318

Architectural Design
Architectural Building Technology 2
Structural Systems 2
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum

5
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

17

Spring Semester
ARCH 329

History of Architecture 2*
University Core Curriculum
University Core Curriculum
Elective
General Elective

3
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

15

Fourth Year
Fall Semester

Directed Elective**
Directed Elective**
Elective
Elective
Elective

3
3
3
3
3

Total Credits

15

Spring Semester

Directed Elective**
Directed Elective**
Elective
Elective

3
3
3
3

Total Credits

12

* This course can be taken either in the fall or spring semester.** Directed electives: 12 credits from electives in ARCH, CAP, LA, PLAN, NREM, or other departments with the permission of the architecture department chair.NOTE: This program is not open to undergraduate students majoring in architecture.

* This course can be taken either in the fall or spring semester.
** Directed electives: 12 credits from electives in ARCH, CAP, LA, PLAN, NREM, or other departments with the permission of the architecture department chair.
NOTE: This program is not open to undergraduate students majoring in architecture.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog.

For more information, contact James "Rod" Underwood.

Department of Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 402
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1900
Fax: 765-285-1765