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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Environment and Behavior Studies

Environment-behavior research explores a variety of environments, linking them to a range of behavioral concerns. This program is suitable for persons who seek careers in research, consulting, and/or teaching in architecture, interior design, and other environmental design disciplines.

A design project leads to the MA and research leads to the MS or PhD degrees.

Emphasis areas in environment and behavior include:

  • Health and Well-Being
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Education
  • Social and Cultural Bases of Design
  • Place Attachment
  • Environments for Learning
  • History of the Designed Environment
  • Analysis of Building Types
  • Aesthetics of Design
  • Inclusive design / Accessibility
  • Environment and Aging
  • Housing and Neighborhood Design
  • Programming, Design and Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Contact Bimal Balakrishnan at for more information about the Department's Graduate program or the emphasis in environment and behavior.

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