Environmental design addresses today’s issues to elevate landscape design to the significant role it must play for society's future. The result? The development of innovative ecologically-based landscape design techniques that weave the landscape of man and nature together for the benefit of both.
DelVal environmental design faculty reaches far beyond aesthetics to help you address the issues that will help shape a healthier, more beautiful and livable world. Our four-year degree program reflects the diversity, importance, and ecological foundation of the curriculum. Programs of study are rich in the basic sciences and mathematics, liberal arts, and the plant and environmental sciences. This flexibility and interdisciplinary approach helps you develop a background that best fits your personal career objectives.
You’ll get hands-on learning in the 30,000 square feet of greenhouses that are used for teaching, as well as landscape nurseries, lath houses, and a propagation facility. The sixty-acre main campus, with its landscape plantings, specimens and gardens, is also an arboretum and is used expansively as an outdoor laboratory.
Some graduates choose to work for large design firms while others prefer to start their own company. The environmental design major can serve as a pre-MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) program. Delaware Valley College graduates have been accepted to some of the finest graduate landscape architecture programs in the United States.
Meet the Department
Harris is putting his skills in design to use to help provide fruits and vegetables for people who are struggling to survive.
Assistant Professor and Department Co-Chair, NRBM