Undergraduate Education

Sustainability & the Built Environment (SBE)

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment (BSSBE) enables students to explore creative solutions for the planning, design and construction of human structure and settlements. Whether it is the redesign and rehabilitation of existing structures or innovative new design, students will be provided a theoretical foundation for seeking sustainable solutions to problems in the built environment. The degree program is supported by faculty who are experts in sustainability and who bring global experience.

We offer both a major and a minor degree and welcome students who select us as incoming freshmen, find us through a change of majors, or join us as a transfer student.  We are proud to participate in UF’s Innovation Academy.

Degree Requirements

The SBE major is a four-year, 120-credit hours degree program leading to Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment. The degree offers two specializations and three degree disciplinary domains.

The SBE minor is offered to other majors across campus, 15 credit hours required.

SBE Program | Undergraduate Downloadable Brochures

SBE Interdisciplinary Specialization | Catalog Resources

SBE Geodesign Specialization | Catalog Resources

Admissions

Current Students

UF students seeking to change majors into the program should meet with a college adviser to review the program and qualifications. Students must have at least a 3.0 minimum UF GPA in order to enter the major. Please contact an adviser at advising@dcp.ufl.edu for more information.

Transfer Students

The SBE is an unlimited-access major available for transfer students from within and outside the University of Florida. All students applying for transfer must complete the UF Application for Transfer. Students are advised to apply for transfer well in advance of the published deadline.

  • Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of university-level coursework
  • Complete ECO2013 Macroeconomics with a minimum grade of C
  • Complete ECO2023 Microeconomics with a minimum grade of C
  • Complete MAC1147 Precalculus Math (or both MAC1140 Precalculus Algebra AND MAC1114 Precalculus Trigonometry)
  • Complete STA2023 Statistics 1
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 overall minimum grade point average (all coursework, all attempts)
  • Complete UF online Application for Admission
  • Complete an Associate of Arts degree
  • Complete ECO2013 Microeconomics with a minimum grade of C
  • Complete ECO2023 Macroeconomics with a minimum grade of C
  • Complete MAC1147 Precalculus Math (or both MAC1140 Precalculus Algebra AND MAC1114 Precalculus Trigonometry)
  • Complete STA2023 Statistics 1
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 overall minimum grade point average (all coursework, all attempts)
  • Complete UF online Application for Admission

Apply Now

If you are new student curious about the SBE major or minor and how you might join the program, we encourage you to inquire within.

Beyond the Classroom

To the greatest degree possible, the SBE program utilizes an active learning model which leverages hands-on experiences, self-directed and mentored research projects, internships, as well as course-based field trips, both local and long distance.

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