Environmental Design

Major Requirements

Major: Environmental Design

Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 130

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

ANTH 111Introduction to Anthropology3
ARCH 321History and Theory of Architecture I3
ENVD 101Introduction to Environmental Design3
ENVD 102Drawing Basics for Environmental Designers1
ENVD 104Environmental Design Fundamentals1
ENVD 130Drawing Skills for Environmental Designers3
ENVD 172Environmental Design Fundamentals Studio3
LA 231Digital Media + Methods Technology3
LA 271Landform + Spacemaking Design Studio6
LA 332Digital Drawing + Representation Technology3
LA 321History of Landscape Architecture4
LA 341Site Design + Detailing4
LA 374Park + Open Space Design Studio 6
LA 442Advanced Grading + Drainage4
LA 421Planting Design: Theory + Research3
LA 431Advanced Digital Applications + Analysis Technology3
LA 444Advanced Construction Drawing + Documentation4
LA 472Advanced Community Planning + Design Studio6
LA 471Site Elements + Composition Design Studio6
LA 475City-Shaping Design Studio6
LA 476Ecological Design Studio6
PLSC 355Woody Landscape Plants3
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Writing
Writing in the Design Professions
Visual Culture and Language
Total Credits90

Degree Notes:

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in environmental design is exempt from the college minor requirement and the nine credits of college area requirements. This major is intended only for students who plan to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree.