Sustainability and the Built Environment


The Sustainability and the Built Environment minor introduces the challenges of planning, design, and construction of human structures and settlements. Courses provide an overview of environmental and cultural issues as they apply to design, planning sustainable applications, and solutions.

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About this Program

Department Information

The Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) Program at the College of Design, Construction and Planning teaches hands-on sustainability by using the university as a learning laboratory. 


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This minor is open to all students.

Field trips to broaden and expand students' educational experiences through study of planning, design, construction and sustainability projects are required and are paid for by the student.

Required Courses

ARC 1000Architecture and Humanity3
or BCN 1582 International Sustainable Development
DCP 3210Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment3
DCP 3220Social and Cultural Sustainability and the Built Environment3
LAA 2330Site Analysis3
Approved elective3
Total Credits15


Approved Electives

ARC 1000Architecture and Humanity 13
or BCN 1582 International Sustainable Development
ARC 3880Sustainable Architecture3
ARC 4882Vernacular Architecture and Sustainability3
IDS 2154Facets of Sustainability3
LAA 4260Site Designed Green Roofs3
URP 4000Preview of Urban and Regional Planning3