College of Engineering & Applied Science
Civil Engineering concerns the study of conception, design, construction and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers design, build, and maintain bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems, along with many other structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control, and preservation of soil quality, are also a part of the course of study.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
This program students with the background necessary to bridge the gap between understanding challenging societal problems in the air, water, land, and subsurface environments, and preventing and solving them in a sustainabile manner. The curriculum is founded on a sound footing in basic sciences and mathematics, and strengthened with engineering fundamentals. Students are introduced to the tools of green engineering design as they are being developed on the cutting edge of sustainability research, and they may choose to explore these strategies in more depth as one of the focus areas of the program.
College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning
Architecture is the culturally responsible design and production of buildings that are useful, durable, meaningful, and responsive to their physical and social contexts. The program teaches understanding of social, technical, and aesthetic content of the built environment; the skill to make and modify it; and the judgment to assess the value of changes.
Horticulture studies the development, growth, and distribution of ornamental plants, fruits, and vegetables, as well as their utilization in our landscapes. A major and three certificate programs are offered. This program teaches the plants, the art, and the science involved in horticulture. In addition to a major, minor, and certificate in Horticulture, the program offers certificates in Green Roofs, Urban Landscapes, Urban Agriculture, and Sustainable Landscape Design.
This program concerns itself with the interior spaces of buildings, emphasizing the physical, psychological, and social needs of people at work and leisure. Students are taught to understand a client's interactions within society and be capable of translating this into appropriate and inspiring design for interior environments.
Planners are dedicated to managing cities and planning for their development in innovative ways. Their concerns are issues that affect the world - land use, social policy, historic preservation, transportation, housing, economic development, policy planning, environmental protection, urban design, and international development. This program stresses planning as a problem-solving activity with special emphasis on the built and natural environment and on improving the quality of life.