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Architecture & Environmental Design

Student AREN

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design (AREN) is a four year pre-professional degree program that prepares students for careers in the Architecture profession and related environmental design fields. The program is based on the understanding that the skills required for designing the built environment come from a broad education that draws on science, technology, humanities and the arts.

The AREN curriculum provides a balanced course of study including courses in graphic skills, technology, history, theories of the built environment as well as courses throughout the university. Design studio courses are the core of the program where students synthesize what they have learned in the exploration of hypothetical and real life design projects. AREN graduates are prepared for entry level positions in architecture and environmental design fields, and for the advancement to professional degree programs including the MSU Graduate Programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning.