Bachelor's Degrees

Our undergraduate majors in architecture and environmental design have many common elements.

  • They both begin with the College of Architecture and Planning First-Year Program, an introduction to the primary disciplines in the field—architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning—and how they interconnect with all other fields.  
  • For both majors, after your first year, study and immersive experiences become more specialized to your discipline and a good foundation for scores of interesting careers—and the course work runs parallel and often overlaps between the two degrees.

Curriculum for both degrees includes studio courses that challenge architecture students to develop hands-on skills and a knowledge base for solving problems in creative and environmentally sound ways. In our design studios, you’ll have your own personal studio work space, accessible 24/7.

  • Studio work may focus on housing; educational, recreational, retail, or multiuse facilities; urban design and high-rise complexes; or design of new communities.
  • You can look forward to real problem solving in real communities, competitions, and interdisciplinary teams working on sustainability issues.
  • Design/build studios often have opportunities for actual construction experience, converting design-by-consensus to reality.

But these undergraduate degrees differ significantly. 

Mix and Match
You can enhance your studies with the many electives and undergraduate minors available within the College of Architecture and Planning and in other disciplines across campus. Ball State’s Honors College also offers exciting educational challenges for exceptional undergraduate students.