Start Your Journey in Sustainabilty

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment focuses on finding sustainable solutions to enhance opportunities and resources available to future generations.

Sustainability and
the Built Environment

Sustainability protects the natural and cultural resources of our built environment by reducing energy demand, conserving water, improving indoor air quality, managing waste efficiently, and promoting sustainable practices in transportation, building construction, and land use development.  Students will learn leadership and technical skills needed in today’s green industry.


Geodesign Specialization

Students may choose to specialize in Geodesign, which combines topography with design using digital technology to help designers, planners, and stakeholders make informed decisions on globalization, population growth, climate change, and increasing demands for resources.

Urban Design

Transportation Planning

Modeling Sea Level Rise

Regional Conservation Planning

Watershed Management

Career Paths of Major

Transportation Analyst/Planner

Complete traffic impact analysis, draft traffic demand management plans, prepare health impact analysis reports, and calculate feasibility, safety, and logistics for proposed developments.

Urban Planner & Designer

Develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

LEED Certifications Reviewer

Provide framework for building, community, and home projects to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green design. Recommend technical advice for certification achievement and review LEED project documentation.

Energy Analyst

Locate, gather, and analyze energy data to understand and quantify the industry trends and communicate effectively with clients.

Sustainability Project Manager

Coordinate Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) projects and strategies.

Application Information

The UF Office of Admissions handles freshman admissions and reviews applications. Freshman applicants who are admitted to the University of Florida can declare Interior Design as his or her major. 

Application Deadline: November 1st


The College of Design, Construction & Planning reviews transfer applications. Students who have earned an AA degree or at least 60 credit hours may apply for transfer admissions. Transfer applicants are considered on a space available basis. 

Competitive applicants should complete the below prerequisite courses prior to transferring to UF: 

• Macroeconomics ECO 2013
• Microeconomics ECO 2023
• Precalculus MAC 1147 OR Precalculus Algebra MAC 1140 and Trigonometry MAC 1114
• Statistics I STA 2023

Application Deadline: 
Summer: February 1st 
Fall: June 1st
Spring: September 15th