Bachelor of Science In Sustainable Urban Design

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has approved our new Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Urban Design degree program.



  • The only program in Texas and surrounding states
  • Located within the 4th-largest metropolitan area in the nation
  • Located within the Metropolitan Statistical Area with the highest demand by employers for bachelor’s-level sustainable design and urban planning professionals in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
  • The only program in the nation that incorporates all the disciplines necessary to bring an urban design project to fruition:
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Architecture
    • Urban Planning
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • A program whose innovative curriculum prepares students for the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of urban design:
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • History of Urban Design, Form and Infrastructure
    • Information and Data Visualization
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Sustainable Urban Communities
    • Urban Climate Change Studio
    • Urban Geography and Public Policy
    • Urban Mobility Studio
    • Urban Programming and Diagramming
    • Urban Resiliency Studio
  • 120 credit hours, including 18 hours of prescribed electives from over a dozen disciplines
  • Capstone course supervised by UTA’s Director of Sustainability, utilizing the resources of UTA’s Institute of Sustainability and Global Impact
  • Prepares students to enter graduate programs in landscape architecture, urban planning, and public administration. The program is not a pre-professional architecture program: graduates of the B.S. in Sustainable Urban Design will need to enroll in Path A of CAPPA’s Master of Architecture program or an equivalent at another institution.

    Prescribed Course Sequence 


“MarketViabilityofaBachelor’s-LevelSustainable Urban Planning and Design Program. Analysis of Employer Demand,StudentTrends,andProgramCharacteristics”, EAB Educational Consulting (Washington, D.C.), 2019.


CAPPA Academic Recruiter James Brown

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