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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.

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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. 


Learning Outcomes

-Explain how to apply the scientific method as it relates to the environment and its inhabitants, including anthropogenic effects

-Communicate research results to both scientific and non-scientific audiences

-Learn how to critically read and interpret the primary literature within the field

-Collect, analyze and interpret data.

-Describe how societal actions impact the environment

-Explain the processes that form and shape the Earth’s physical environment

-Produce environmental design planning and management proposals based on sound analysis of contextual conditions

-Articulate disciplinary knowledge in verbal, written, graphic and digital formats

-Integrate into design planning and management actions awareness of the historical, theoretical, economic, social, technological and ecological factors that shape the built and natural environments

-Apply landscape stewardship principles and politics to the analytic design, planning and management of urban and regional environments

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Interests of Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, BS Students

  • adaptive reuse
  • architecture
  • building physics
  • building systems
  • comunity
  • creativity
  • design
  • energy
  • engineering
  • global
  • Innovation
  • landscape
  • planning
  • sustainable

Co-op Opportunities

  • Landing studio
    Suite A202 Somerville, MA
  • Ann Beha Architects
    Boston, MA
  • Bergmeyer Associates Inc
    Boston, MA
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • AutoCAD
    • Revit
    • Rhino
    • InDesign
    • 3D printing
    • Knowledge of building laws/codes
    • Building construction
    • Industrial design
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Architect
    • Facilities manager
    • Interior architect
    • Construction manager
    • Construction supervisor
    • Building surveyor
    • Building conservation

Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, BS Requirements

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Dan Adams

Associate Professor, School Director

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Nicholas Brown

Associate Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator of Urban Landscape

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Co-op Advisors:

Lynn Burke

Senior Co-op Coordinator for Architecture

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