Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Students working on projectOur four-year environmental design degree is a strong, design-based education focused on understanding and interacting with built environments. If you’re interested in architecture-related careers, but not one as a licensed architect, this is the major for you.

If you want to pursue a professional license in the field of architecture, please consider our bachelor’s degrees in architecture and our master of architecture degree.

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Our Faculty

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Requirements for This Major

As an environmental design student, the core of what you’ll study includes:

  • design
  • design communications
  • architectural history
  • structures
  • environmental systems
  • building technology

You can also choose from a variety of related electives in architecture and other disciplines.

You may pursue this 126-credit degree as either a bachelor of science (BS) or a bachelor of arts (BA). The BA requires two years (or the equivalent) of study in a foreign language. For detailed information on each class, see our Undergraduate Course Catalog.



This program is not open to undergraduate students majoring in architecture.

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design

Careers in Environmental Design

With a degree from Ball State’s Department of Architecture, you’ll get a high return on your investment. And we offer plenty of career-related resources to get you there. Explore career paths.

Paying for Your Education

Department Scholarships

On top of the dozens of university scholarships you may apply for, the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning and Department of Architecture offer several to their own students. Find a scholarship.

Ready to Apply?

You must first apply and be accepted to the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning First-Year Program, which provides all incoming CAP students—regardless of major—with a broad and solid foundation in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

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