The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design (B.A.E.P.D.) at the University of New Mexico examines global and local trends and systematic and creative methods used to influence and respond to dynamic changes occurring in neighborhoods, cities, and regions throughout the world. In the American Southwest, people have adapted to arid conditions for thousands of years. They have many different cultural perspectives, complex social histories, and rich practical learning that are vital for current and future survival. The B.A.E.P.D. offers students the opportunity to engage in socially and environmentally relevant skill building and to address the issues of an evolving social and cultural landscape in and beyond the Southwest.
The B.A.E.P.D. prepares graduates to work in governmental, non-profit, and private for-profit organizations. Graduates have been hired in tribal, local, state, regional, and national planning and design offices. At the national level, graduates work for the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Resources Conservation Service, the Peace Corps, Los Alamos National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Transportation, environmental advocacy organizations, and university facility planning departments. B.A.E.P.D. graduates may advance to a graduate program or to work for state agencies, community-based organizations, community development foundations, or private planning firms concentrating in environmental analysis, geographic information systems, and community health planning.
When declaring Environmental Planning and Design as a major, students must schedule an appointment with the School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Advisor.
The Undergraduate Advisor's office is located in George Pearl Hall, Room 117.