Sustainable Design/Architecture

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About this program

A program that focuses on the application of biological, physical, and social science in the design of sustainable cities and metropolitan regions. Includes instruction in community revitalization, community economic development, construction technology, design innovation, environmental economics, ethics, justice and politics, sustainable materials, sustainability theory, structural materials, and urbanism.

Career Opportunities

Architecture Professors

teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$100820
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Urban and Regional Planners

develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
$79410
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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