Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies

BEDS is a two-year, full-time, pre-professional program for a student who has already completed at least two years of general studies in subjects other than architecture. It consists of four academic terms in residence and a four-month work term. The BEDS degree recognizes a student’s successful completion of a minimum of four years of university study, including two at the School of Architecture.

The BEDS program consists primarily of required courses in Design, Humanities, Technology, Representation, and Professional Practice. These courses provide a base of academic knowledge and design skill from which a student may proceed to a graduate program. The BEDS program leads to the MArch program, as well as to the Faculty’s other graduate programs in Environmental Design Studies and Planning. A BEDS graduate may also choose to continue into another related field in design, environmental studies, management, etc., at Dalhousie or elsewhere.