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.
If you’re considering a major in planning, you should contact the department’s undergraduate program advisor 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.
In general, if you’re planning to major in planning, you’ll be advised to select your BACR courses from the following areas:
- physical and human geography
Knowledge in these disciplines will aid you in your planning courses. 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.