Requirements for Admission
Candidates for admission to the Program in Environmental Design are expected to meet the general requirements for admission to the university. See Undergraduate Admission in the General Information section for specific requirements.
High school students or prospective transfer students from other universities are encouraged to participate in “Be a CU Student for a Day” or other visitation programs co-sponsored by the program and the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions. Information on campus visitation programs and ENVD tours may be obtained on our Visit ENVD page. Policy questions may be directed to 303-492-7711 or ENVDoffice@colorado.edu.
Undergraduate major in Environmental Design
The Program in Environmental Design currently offers emphases leading to specialized majors in architecture, landscape architecture, design studies, and planning/urban design within its environmental design degree program. All new students initially enter the program as environmental-design majors. Completion of the 75-credit lower-division core leads to entry into one of four specialized upper-division emphases—architecture, landscape architecture, planning/urban design, and design studies. A student must complete a minimum of 30 course credits within the Program in Environmental Design. Students also must complete their last semester in residence as full-time students.
Undergraduate minor in Environmental Design
If you would like information on pursuing a minor in Environmental Design please visit that webpage for more information.
In order to receive an overview of educational opportunities and the philosophy of the program, and to meet other new students and the faculty of the program, incoming freshman and transfer students are required to attend an orientation session during the summer prior to the start of the fall semester.