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Master of Design Studies Sustainable Design Curriculum

The low-residency/online format of the BAC's Sustainable Design master's degree enables it to be completed in four semesters, although the program allows flexibility in scheduling online electives to allow room for work and other demands.

Included in the degree is a thesis project that connects theory and practice through mentored research and design.

Students with a design background may choose a building, landscape or interior project to design. Others focus on a research, policy or business interest. The result is an educational experience that establishes a foundation of knowledge for launching a career in sustainable design.

A course in leadership is included in the final semester. In this course, students select an "opportunity scenario" from their professional lives and are coached in addressing this scenario with skills of leadership developed in the program.

  • Curriculum Requirements
  • Elective Courses

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3 

Semester 4

*Courses include onsite intensive component

Total Academic Credits: 33