Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne
Department Office: Technology Annex Building, Room 200
Web site: technology.indstate.edu/BE/
The Department of Built Environment prepares students for professional careers in a variety of disciplines. The baccalaureate degree programs offered are construction management, interior architecture design, and safety management. Minors in construction management, occupational health and safety, and industrial hygiene are also offered.
A graduate degree is offered in occupational safety management. Students planning graduate study should consult the Graduate Catalog for information about graduate degrees.
Built environments range in scale from residential and commercial structures to entire cities and include supporting infrastructure such as water supply and energy networks. The term “built environment” typically is used to describe the interdisciplinary field which addresses the design, construction, management, and use of these human-made surroundings and their connection to human activity over time. The area of study draws upon subjects such as economics, law, construction management, safety, public policy, interior architecture design, technology, and environmental sustainability.