Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning

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In the Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, you’ll learn the skills needed for a successful planning career. You’ll study community development, different planning methods and techniques, planning law and legislation, and planning for different settings. You’ll get hands-on experience solving problems throughout the program.

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Undergraduate Course Sequence


Admission Requirements

If you’re considering a major in planning, you should contact the undergraduate program advisor (Drs. Jason Scully or Matthew Anderson) as soon as you can. Early counseling can help you select BACR courses that best complement the BA in Urban & Regional Planning requirements. If you’re a transfer student, you should ask your advisor to review your records during the admission process.

The university also requires that all students receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree fulfill a foreign language requirement.

Although there are no formal admission requirements for entering the undergraduate planning program, it’s important that you have basic skills in English composition and mathematics. Normally, students who enter the program as second or third quarter sophomores or juniors should have completed these requirements. If you haven’t, you’ll need to take some English and math classes during your first three quarters in the program.

Credit Through Evaluation

If you have life experiences that are closely related to work in the planning profession, community organizing or other similar work, you can have a faculty member review your work for credit through evaluation. Credits toward the degree requirements can be granted if these life experiences are sufficient. Credits gained through evaluation are applied to the elective credits in the major.

Curriculum & Requirements

Urban and Regional Planning Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Required Courses
CSBS 320STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
PLAN 100THE CITY5
PLAN 201INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING5
PLAN 400PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE2
PLAN 402PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION5
PLAN 403COMMUNITY FACILITIES PLANNING5
PLAN 404PLANNING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES5
PLAN 405PLANNING PRESENT TECHNIQUES5
PLAN 406PLANNING LAW AND LEGISLATION5
PLAN 407COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT5
PLAN 430ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING5
PLAN 440LAND USE PLANNING5
PLAN 450TRANSPORTATION PLANNING5
PLAN 460URBAN DESIGN3
PLAN 464GIS FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS4
Electives16
COMPARATIVE URBANIZATION
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
PLANNING, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
SITE PLANNING
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
LAND DEVELOPMENT
WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TECHNIQUES
RURAL AND SMALL TOWN PLANNING
HOUSING
TRIBAL GOVERNANCE
PLANNING INTERNSHIP
Electives–courses offered with the following topical/non-standard numbers may be used as electives if approved by a planning advisor.
Note: electives in other departments possible upon consultation with and permission of the undergraduate planning advisor
EXPERIMENTAL COURSE
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
SEMINAR
Required Capstone
PLAN 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: PLANNING STUDIO5
Total Credits90

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