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

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The department offers a 90-credit Bachelor of Arts major and a 15-credit minor in urban and regional planning. The Bachelor of Arts major is a fully accredited professional degree that prepares the student for entry-level positions in planning.

Students majoring in planning normally enter the program during their second or third year of undergraduate studies. The Planning minor should be utilized by students majoring in other programs who perceive planning as a complement to their education.

In addition to the baccalaureate programs, the department also offers students the opportunity to earn dual degrees with other academic programs. In the past, students have earned concurrent degrees in geography, economics, sociology and government. Students from other programs may also take courses in the department.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Courses
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
or DSCI 245 DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
GEOG 100FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT5
PLAN 201INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING5
PLAN 261COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT5
PLAN 271PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE2
PLAN 300PLANNING PRESENT TECHNIQUES5
PLAN 301PLANNING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES5
PLAN 402PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION5
PLAN 403COMMUNITY FACILITIES PLANNING5
PLAN 406PLANNING LAW AND LEGISLATION5
PLAN 430ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING5
PLAN 440LAND USE PLANNING5
PLAN 450TRANSPORTATION PLANNING5
PLAN 460URBAN DESIGN3
PLAN 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: PLANNING STUDIO5
POLI 330FEDERALISM, STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS5
Electives15-16
URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS
SURFACE HYDROLOGY
WETLAND SCIENCE I
GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS I
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III
URBAN GEOGRAPHY: ORIGINS, FORMS AND FUNCTIONS
GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
CENSUS AND PLANNING
TRIBAL PLANNING
TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
TRIBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
SITE PLANNING
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
LAND DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN TRANSPORTATION
HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNING
MAIN STREET PLANNING
PARKS PLANNING
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TECHNIQUES
RURAL AND SMALL TOWN PLANNING
PLANNING IN THE WESTERN U.S.
HOUSING
COMPARATIVE URBANIZATION
PLANNING INTERNSHIP
Electives–courses offered with the following topical/non-standard numbers may be used as electives if approved by a PLAN 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
Total Credits90-91

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • possess the skills needed to practice planning in a variety of venues in ways consistent with planning ethics;
  • understand human settlements as they relate to planning based on knowledge of the relevant concepts and theories;
  • understand historical and contemporary planning practice, policy and processes based on knowledge of the relevant concepts and theories;
  • understand the different values and ethical standards affecting the practice of planning.