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 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

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
  •  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 231Landscape Architecture Graphics3
LA 232Design Technology3
LA 271Introduction to Landscape Architecture Studio6
LA 272Parks & Open Spaces Studio6
LA 321History of Landscape Architecture4
LA 331Graphics III: Design Communication3
LA 341Site Development and Detailing I4
LA 342Site Development and Detailing II4
LA 371Site Planning & Design Studio6
LA 372Community Planning & Design Studio6
LA 422Planting Theory and Practice3
LA 441Site Development and Detailing III4
LA 471Urban Design Studio6
LA 472Remediation & Planting Design Studio6
or ARCH 474 International Design Studio
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 Credits87

Degree Notes:

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in environmental design is exempt from the college minor requirement as well as the 9 credits of college area requirements.