A 100% Online Graduate Certificate
Public Interest Design (PID) at LTU is available online, as a graduate certificate. The certificate offers students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the built environment such that it might add value and focus to a major degree. The certificate curriculum advances socially responsible design ideas and skills. Coursework covers methods, theories, principles, practices, policies, and implementation strategies in public interest design.
The program consists of three subject area components: introduction to community development (theory focus); public interest design, design ethics, and adaptive reuse and rehab (practice focus); and urban studio (design strategies).
Graduate Certificate Curriculum [12 credit hours total]
Theory [2 credit hours]
ARC 5852 – Introduction to Community Development
Practice [6 credit hours]
ARC 5242 – Public Interest Design
ARC 6xx2 – Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation
ARC 6002 – Design Ethics
Design [4 credit hours]
URB 5714 or 5724 – Urban Studio