Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, BS

The Departments of Marine and Environmental Sciences and Landscape Architecture provide an education in basic environmental science and landscape architecture-related disciplines.

This combined major provides students an opportunity to obtain the fundamental scientific background and practical training to tackle environmental and landscape-related issues. The program seeks to prepare students for advanced studies or careers in fields of urban planning, urban design, sustainable development, environmental consulting and/or other fields focusing on the interactions among landscapes, the built environment, human societies, and overall climatic impacts.

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Co-op Opportunities

Landing Studio

Bergmeyer Associates Inc

Ann Beha Architects

Elkus Manfredi Architects

William Rawn Associates

Maryann Thompson Architects

Hacin + Associates


Oudens Ello Architecture



Cummings Properties LLC

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

MIT facilities

Career Opportunities


Facilities manager

Owner representative

Interior architect

Construction manager

Construction supervisor

Building surveyor


Building conservation

Multidisciplinary Skills
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Rhino
  • InDesign
  • 3D printing
  • Design
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of building laws/codes
  • Building construction
  • Industrial design
Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, architectural studies or landscape architecture will have:

Thorough 2D and 3D representation and modeling skills for deciphering and designing the built environment.

Awareness of how global socio-cultural contexts influence the built environment, and how the built environment influences global communities.

Thorough knowledge of sustainable and resilient design goals, strategies, and methods.

Skills of communication and collaboration necessary for managing complex projects.

Understanding of fundamental construction systems and techniques that shape the built environment.

Critical ability to analyze and decipher complex environments.

Exposure to the diverse range of professional opportunities and avenues for design of the built environment.

Understanding of ethical responsibilities for designing the built environment.