In this fully online degree, students will explore the Sustainable Buildings Emphasis Area to gain insight on the theories and techniques behind analyzing building efficiency. 

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer a degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy. The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a solutions-based, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of environmental design, planning, and management challenges. Graduates are prepared for challenges to be met in a rapidly developing world with global issues of an unprecedented nature. Students learn a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and are prepared with the skills to make our communities, buildings, and landscapes more sustainable.

Two emphasis areas are available for students in the fully-online SBE program: Sustainable Buildings and Sustainable Real Estate Development.

Graduates of our degree program have gained employment as designers in architecture firms, designers of renewable energy systems, managers within non-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations offering sustainability-focused products or services, environmental researchers, or continued their education into a graduate degree program.

Students will study topics such as net-zero energy design, energy conservation, passive solar and natural ventilation, and climate response. Students will be able to analyze existing and planned structures for energy efficiency and create plans to make them more efficient.

For admission requirements, please click here.

For information on admissions to The University of Arizona Online, please contact Sean Kramer, Student Academic Success Specialist, Sustainable Built Environments.

Sustainable Built Environments Contacts

Student Academic Success Specialist, Sustainable Built Environments
Planning Lecturer and Chair, Sustainable Built Environments