Urban design is situated at the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban & regional planning. The Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) degree program is designed for students who are interested in design of the built environment toward sustainable development at the neighborhood, community, and city scale. The program offers an "interdisciplinary approach" for students who plan to pursue a professional career in an urban discipline such as urban & regional planning, urban development policy, real estate development, municipal and planning law, as well as, design disciplines including architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level.






Related Major Skills


Leadership Planning activities Imagination
Time Management Skills Creativity Work with Deadlines
Attention to Detail Flexibility Critical thinking
Team player Problem solving Coordinating activities
Numerical computation Directing activities and staff Sound decision-making
Cross-cultural skills Oral & written communication

Interpersonal skills

Organizing activities Analyze and interpret data

Computer literacy



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Sample Career Titles


Account Executive Public Utilities Manager Government Services Administrator
Supervisor Media Planner Quality Control Auditor
Operations Manager Training Manager Budget Officer
Sales Manager Industrial Relations Director Outside Property Agent
Transportation Director  Commodity - Industry Analyst  Wholesale Sales 
Payroll Officer  Traffic Manager  Personnel Manager 
Draftsperson  Personnel Recruiter  Environmental Engineer 
Construction Supervisor Job Analyst  Industrial Designer  Promotions Manager 
Interior Designer or Interior Decorator Consultant Landscape Architect
Labor Relations Manager Naval Architect Advertising Designer
Production Designer Architectural Engineer Real Estate Appraiser
Architectural Historian Building Researcher Architectural Writer or Journalist
Carpenter Building Contractor Cartographer
Building Designer Construction Project Manager Building Inspector
Teacher / Professor Urban Planner or Regional Planner


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Sample Work Settings


Advertising Agencies Architecture Agencies Freelance
Motion Picture Companies Construction Sites Design Studios
Studio Facilities Television & Film Settings Educational Institutions
Interior Design Department/Firms Magazines, Books, Newspapers Photography/Design Studios
Government Agencies Home Studios


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FAU Student Organizations


  • FAU Social Forum
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Florida Atlantic Planning Society


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Professional Associations



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Job and Internship Links



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Where to Learn More


General Occupational Information


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Career Planning Websites


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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Computer Buffs
  • Careers for High-Energy People
  • Careers for Number Crunchers Types
  • Careers in Accounting
  • Careers in Business
  • Careers in Finance
  • Careers in Management Consulting
  • Careers in Marketing
  • Careers in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
  • Computers, Business, & Office
  • Opportunities in Direct Marketing Careers
  • Opportunities in Hotel/Motel Management
  • Opportunities in Human Resources Management
  • Opportunities in Insurance Careers 
  • Opportunities in International Business 
  • Opportunities in Marketing
  • Opportunities in Property Management 
  • Opportunities in Real Estate 
  • Opportunities in Sales 
  • Peterson’s MBA Programs 
  • Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers



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