Degrees Offered with a Major in Design, Construction, and Planning

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Architecture
    • concentration in Construction Management
      • optional second concentration in Geographic Information Systems
      • optional second concentration in Hydrologic Sciences
    • concentration in Geographic Information Systems
    • concentration in Historic Preservation
      • optional second concentration in Geographic Information Systems
    • concentration in Interior Design
      • optional second concentration in Geographic Information Systems
    • concentration in Landscape Architecture
      • optional second concentration in Geographic Information Systems
    • concentration in Urban and Regional Planning
      • optional second concentration in Geographic Information Systems

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Architecture Departmental Courses

ARC 5040Introduction to Themed Environments3
ARC 5041Design and Documentation of Themed Environments3
ARC 5042Fabrication and Execution for Themed Environments3
ARC 5043Integration Practices for Built Environments3
ARC 6044Development and Operations for Themed Environments3
ARC 6045CProject Development Studio for Themed Environments6
ARC 6116Drawing toward Architecture1-2
ARC 6212Topics in Phenomena and Architecture3
ARC 6228Film and Architecture3
ARC 6241Advanced Studio I1-9
ARC 6242Research Methods3
ARC 6281Professional Practice3
ARC 6311CBuilding Information Modeling3
ARC 6355Advanced Studio II6
ARC 6356Advanced Studio III6
ARC 6357Advanced Topics in Architectural Design3
ARC 6399Advanced Topics in Urban Design3
ARC 6505Architectural Structural Systems: Wood, Steel, and Concrete4
ARC 6512Structural Modeling3
ARC 6611Advanced Topics in Architectural Technology3
ARC 6621Graduate Environmental Technology 23
ARC 6642Architectural Acoustic Design Laboratory3
ARC 6643Architectural Acoustics3
ARC 6670Lighting Design Seminar3
ARC 6680Architecture Energy and Ecology3
ARC 6685Life Safety, Sanitation, and Plumbing Systems3
ARC 6686LEED for Sustainable Design and Construction3
ARC 6705Graduate Architectural History 33
ARC 6773Strains of Modernism3
ARC 6793Advanced Topics in Regional Architecture3
ARC 6821Preservation Problems and Processes3
ARC 6883Vernacular Architecture & Sustainablility3
ARC 6911Architectural Research1-6
ARC 6912Architectural Research II1-6
ARC 6913Architectural Research III1-6
ARC 6933Sustainable Site Design3
ARC 6934European Approach to Sustainable Design3
ARC 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
ARC 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
ARC 6979Master's Research Project1-10

Construction Management Departmental Courses

BCN 5470Construction Methods Improvements3
BCN 5618CComprehensive Estimating3
BCN 5625Construction Cost Analysis3
BCN 5705CProject Management for Construction3
BCN 5722Advanced Construction Planning and Control3
BCN 5729Design-Build Delivery Methods3
BCN 5737Advanced Issues in Construction Safety and Health3
BCN 5776International Construction Business Management3
BCN 5778Facilities Operation and Maintenance3
BCN 5789CConstruction Project Delivery3
BCN 5874Equipment and Methods for Heavy Construction3
BCN 5885Methods and Management for Heavy Construction3
BCN 5905Special Studies in Construction1-5
BCN 5949Graduate Construction Management Internship1-3
BCN 5957Advanced International Studies in Construction1-4
BCN 6036Research Methods in Construction3
BCN 6558CBuilding Integrated Renewable Energy Systems3
BCN 6580High-Performance Green Building Delivery Systems3
BCN 6583Sustainable Housing3
BCN 6584CBuilding Energy Modeling3
BCN 6585Sustainable Construction3
BCN 6586Construction Ecology and Metabolism3
BCN 6641Construction Value Engineering3
BCN 6748Construction Law3
BCN 6785Construction Information Systems3
BCN 6905Directed Independent Study in Construction1-3
BCN 6933Advanced Construction Management1-5
BCN 6940Supervised Teaching1-3
BCN 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
FES 6705Communications in Emergency Management3
FES 6724Fire and Emergency Services Response Planning3
FES 6726Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness3
FES 6735International Emergency/Disaster Management3
FES 6736Homeland Security and Emergency Management3
FES 6786Research Methods in FES3
FES 6806Disaster Response and Recovery3
FES 6826Emergency Services - Disaster Planning3
FES 6827Business Continuity and Disaster Planning3
FES 6836Impacts of Natural and Man-made Disasters on Buildings3
FES 6916Research for Master's Report3
FES 6940Practicum in FES1-3
FES 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-6
ICM 5905Special Studies1-3
ICM 6420Commercial Management and Cost Control3
ICM 6440Construction Value Management3
ICM 6680Principles of International Sustainable Construction3
ICM 6682Construction Ecology and Metabolism3
ICM 6684High-Performance Green Building Delivery Systems3
ICM 6710Construction Human Resource Management3
ICM 6716Construction Productivity and Methods Improvement3
ICM 6750Managing Construction Information Technology3
ICM 6761Advanced Planning, Scheduling, and Logistics3
ICM 6762Construction Risk Management3
ICM 6770Advanced Project Safety Management3
ICM 6775Manufactured Construction Processes3
ICM 6905Directed Independent Study in International Construction1-3
ICM 6910Supervised Research1-3
ICM 6930Construction Communication and Research3
ICM 6934International Construction Research1-6

Interior Design Departmental Courses

IND 5106History of Interior Design I3
IND 5136History of Interior Design II3
IND 5212CArchitectural Interiors I5
IND 5227CAdvanced Architectural Interiors I6
IND 5231CArchitectural Interiors II5
IND 5326Color Theory Planning and Practice3
IND 5427CInterior Design Construction Documents4
IND 5434CInterior Lighting3
IND 5454CAdvanced Interior Design Detailing and Construction Documents4
IND 5466Interior Environmental Technology3
IND 5508Business and Professional Practices for Interior Designers3
IND 5633Readings in Design Studies3
IND 5641Environment and Behavior3
IND 5937Current Topics in Interior Design1-3
IND 6639Methods of Interior Design Research3
IND 6906Independent Studies and Readings1-3
IND 6939Creativity Applied3
IND 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
IND 6941Interior Design Internship2-4
IND 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-12

Landscape Architecture Departmental Courses

LAA 5331Site Design Methodologies3
LAA 6231Landscape Architecture Theory3
LAA 6322Project Management for Landscape Architects4
LAA 6342Landscape Architecture Criticism3
LAA 6382Ecological and Environmental Policy3
LAA 6525LAdvanced Landscape Construction Design4
LAA 6656CAdvanced Landscape Architectural Design1-6
LAA 6713Cultural Landscapes3
LAA 6905Directed Study1-3
LAA 6931Water Conservation through Site Design and Green Roofs3
LAA 6935Gardens of the World3
LAA 6941Supervised Internship3
LAA 6971Research for Master's Thesis2-6
LAA 6979Terminal Project1-6

Urban and Regional Planning Departmental Courses

URP 6007Survey of Urban and Regional Planning3
URP 6042Urban Economy3
URP 6059Community Engagement3
URP 6061Planning Administration and Ethics3
URP 6100Planning Theory and History3
URP 6131Land Use Planning Law3
URP 6132Growth Management Seminar3
URP 6203Planning Research Design1-3
URP 6223Introduction to Urban Analytics3
URP 6224Intermediate Urban Analytics3
URP 6231Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners3
URP 6270Introduction to Planning Information Systems3
URP 6271Automation for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis3
URP 6272Urban Spatial Analysis3
URP 6274GPS for Planners: Introduction to Global Positioning System1
URP 6275Intermediate Planning Information Systems3
URP 6276Internet Geographic Information Systems3
URP 6277Land Use Visioning and Analysis3
URP 6278Web Mapping and Visualization3
URP 62803D Geospatial Modeling and Visualization3
URP 6341Urban Planning Project1-12
URP 6409Sustainable Community Development3
URP 6421Environmental Land Use Planning and Management3
URP 6424Sustainable Urbanism in the Americas3
URP 6428Advanced Environmental Planning3
URP 6429Natural Resources Planning and Management3
URP 6445Planning for Climate Change3
URP 6526Health and the Built Environment3
URP 6541Economic Development Planning3
URP 6542Urban Land Economics3
URP 6603Development Review3
URP 6610International Development Planning3
URP 6645Sustainable Urbanism in Europe3
URP 6646International Perspectives in Urban and Regional Planning3
URP 6711Transportation and Land Use Coordination3
URP 6716Transportation Policy and Planning3
URP 6743Affordable Housing Law3
URP 6745Housing, Public Policy, and Planning3
URP 6821Transportation and Land-Use Modeling3
URP 6855Urban Form in Cities throughout the Americas3
URP 6871Planning and Design I3
URP 6872Planning and Design II3
URP 6880Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design3
URP 6887Advanced Defensible Space in Urban Design3
URP 6905Exploration and Directed Study1-4
URP 6910Supervised Research1-5
URP 6920Colloquium1
URP 6931Topical Seminar1-4
URP 6941Urban Planning Internship1-3
URP 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
URP 6979Master's Research Project1-6

College of Design, Construction, and Planning Courses

DCP 6205Ecological Issues in Sustainability and the Built Environment3
DCP 6212Sustainable Design Issues: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning4
DCP 6217CWELL Building Strategies (WELL Practicum)6
DCP 6218Developing Sustainable Projects3
DCP 6221Economics of Sustainability in the Built Environment3
DCP 6230Integrated Sustainable Development Studio6
DCP 6301Sustainable Planning and Design Studio6
DCP 6701World Heritage Research and Stewardship3
DCP 6710History and Theory of Historic Preservation3
DCP 6711CBuilt Heritage: History and Materials Conservation I3
DCP 6712CBuilt Heritage: History and Materials Conservation II3
DCP 6714CBuilt Heritage Documentation I3
DCP 6715Built Heritage Documentation II3
DCP 6716Cultural Resource Management3
DCP 6718Current Topics in Historic Preservation3
DCP 6730Preservation Policy3
DCP 6905Independent Study1-3
DCP 6931Special Topics in Design, Construction, and Planning1-4
DCP 6943Cultural Resource Survey3
DCP 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-9
DCP 6979Master's Research Project1-6
DCP 7790Doctoral Core 1: Paradigms and Theories of Inquiry3
DCP 7794Doctoral Core 4: Research Assessment and Professional Preparation1
DCP 7911Doctoral Core 2: Foundations of Research Design and Methodologies3
DCP 7940Supervised Teaching1-3
DCP 7949Professional Internship1-5
DCP 7979Advanced Research1-12
DCP 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
DCP 7981Doctoral Core 3: Academic Writing for Publication3

Design, Construction and Planning (Ph.D.)

SLO 1 
Each student will apply in-depth knowledge from their individual discipline.


  • Employ appropriate research methodologies.
  • Each student will apply the critical thinking skills required of doctoral faculty and researchers.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

Professional Behavior 
Display ethical behaviors, and professional conduct in research.