Requirements for the Major and Minor in Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning (EDP)

A. Required Foundation Courses for Major (33-34 credits)

  • MAT 131 or MAT 125 Calculus. If students do not place into MAT 125 or 131 on the basis of the math placement examination, MAT 123 is a required course for the major.
  • ECO 108 Introduction to Economics
  • SBC 111 Introduction to Sustainability
  • SBC 115 Introduction to Human Demography
  • ENV 115 Chemistry, Life, Environment
  • SBC 113/SBC 114 Physical Geography 
  • SBC 117 Drawing for Design
  • AMS 102 Elements of Statistics
  • SBC 201 Systems and Models
  • POL 102 Introduction to American Government
  • SBC 205 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis
  • SBC 206 Economics and Sustainability

B. Career Leadership Skills (5 credits)

C. Core Courses (31 credits):

(Students are required to take: the 10 credits in Group 1; 6 credits from each of Groups 2 through 4; and 3 credits from Group 5)

1. Core Courses (10 credits)

  • GSS 313 GIS Applications and Desig
  • GSS 314 GIS Laboratory (for students enrolling in GSS 313 Spring 2013 or later)
  • SBC 354 Drawing for Design--CAD
  • EDP 303 Spatial Economics

2. Historic and Theoretical Perspectives 300-level courses (6 credits)

  • SBC 200 Human Settlements: History and Future
  • EDP 307 Theories and Design of Human Settlements

3. Physical and Built Environment Upper Division Block (6 credits)

4. Policy, Politics and Regulations (6 credits)

  • EDP 309 Planning: Policies and Regulations
  • One of the following courses: EDP 305 Risk Assessment and Sustainable Development; SBC 308 American Environmental Politics; SBC 309 Global Environmental Politics

5. Societal and Cultural Aspects (3 credits)

  • SUS 303 Demographic Change and Sustainability
  • SBC 307 American Environmental History
  • SBC 310 Migration, Development and Population Redistribution
  • SBC 312 Environment, Society and Health

One of the following can be substituted for any of the courses in Group 5.  
NOTE: each course below has a prerequisite outside the major.

D. Design Project Course (3 credits)

  • EDP 404 Environmental Design Project (see notes)

E. Communications and Writing requirement
Proficiency in writing, oral communication, and computer literacy will be encouraged in all students. In addition to CSK 302, these skills will be developed within the context of other formal coursework and no additional credits are required. To meet the upper-division writing requirement, students must submit two papers from any 300-level or 400-level course in the major to the Director of the EDP Undergraduate Program.

Students should consult with the department advisor to ensure that their plan for completing the Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent with  university graduation requirements for General Education.  Students completing the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) must complete a course that satisfies the "Write Effectively within One's Discipline" (WRTD) learning objective to graduate.  The Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent in most cases with the SBC learning outcomes for WRTD.

Notes:
1. Internship with significant practical experience in planning and/or environmental design may be substitute for EDP 404 with permission of Undergraduate EDP Program Director.
2. One course passed with a C- may be applied to the major; all other courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Course taken with the Pass/NC option may not be applied to the major.

Minor in Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning (EDP)

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning minor is intended for students who seek to complement their chosen major with a foundation in complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management, and use of the built environment.

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning (EDP)

No more than two courses that are used to satisfy your major can be applied to this minor.  No more than one three-credit course in the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option. All upper-division courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

1. Required four introductory courses:

  • SBC 111 Introduction to Sustainability Studies
  • SBC 113 Physical Geography
  • SBC 200 Human Settlements: History and Future
  • SBC 206 Economics and Sustainability

2. Required two advanced courses:

3. Required one advanced course from the following:

  • EDP 303 Spatial Economics
  • EDP 309 Planning: Policies and Regulations
  • SBC 307 American Environmental History
  • SBC 309 Global Environmental Politics
  • SUS 350 Contemporary Topics in Sustainability

Declaration of the Minor

Students should declare the Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning minor no later than the middle of their sophomore year, at which time they should consult with the minor coordinator or undergraduate director and plan their course of study for fulfillment of the requirements.