Freshman

Course Selection

  • ENVD 2010 Introduces students to the importance of basic design methods.
  • There is also a Pre-Landscape Architecture track which will lead directly to graduate school.

Ask for Assistance

  • Introduce yourself to your academic advisor and meet together at least once a semester through your tenure at Auburn.
  • Take advantage of Study Partners, SI sessions, and academic coaching in the Office of Academic Support.

Gain Experience

  • Attend the Miller Writing Center's e-portfolio workshop series to aid in the development of your design portfolio.
  • Consider volunteering for a social impact cause or community center to develop leadership and teamwork skills in addition to identifying causes that interest you.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search for part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • ENVD Workshop I will be taken during the summer between your sophomore and junior year. Explore the Workshop options with your Academic Advisor.
  • The curriculum allows for minors and concentrations as well as directed electives.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Engage in Alternative Student Breaks to strengthen your understanding of how social issues various communities face in this unique experiential learning environment.
  • Look for internship and job shadow opportunities on the CADC Job Board and Handshake.

Get Involved

  • Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you are interested in joining.

Junior

Course Selection

  • If you declared a minor, it is encouraged that you finish those courses during your junior year.
  • Further explore your directed electives, and seek those that align with your career or graduate study goals.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Ask professors about undergraduate research opportunities, and attend on campus seminars given by design professionals.
  • Engage with employers at the Building Science Career Fairs, Architecture Career Fair and School of Industrial and Graphic Design Virtual Career Fairs to discuss internship and full-time employment opportunities, as well as the many other career fairs hosted on-campus.

Get Involved

Senior

Course Selection

  • Finish up your directed electives and minor if you have not already.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your Career Services Specialist and Faculty Members to discuss your post-graduation plans and to cover what resources are available to you.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to complete a graduation check during your first semester of senior year.

Gain Experience

Get Involved

  • Engage in service projects with other disciplines, and student organizations, within the CADC and across campus.
  • Attend regional/national conferences for professional and student organizations.

General Information

This program prepare students to enter the environmental design industry. It is a good option for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in design, planning, and construction related programs.

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Interests

Holland's Code: AIR

  • Artistic
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ESTP
  • ENFP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Achievement
  • Independence
  • Recognition

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Writing

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Environmental Design Majors

Meet your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

Interim Associate Director, Career Development

tjw0024@auburn.edu

Make an Appointment

College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Contact

Last modified: September 29, 2021