Urban and Regional Planning Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
he 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 may enter the program any time up to their third year of undergraduate studies. We also welcome transfers to enter as juniors. 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.
|CSBS 320||STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES||4-5|
|or DSCI 245||BUSINESS STATISTICS 1|
|or PLAN 401||APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC POLICY|
|GEOG 100||FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT||5|
|PLAN 201||INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING||5|
|PLAN 261||COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT||5|
|PLAN 271||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||2|
|PLAN 300||PLANNING PRESENT TECHNIQUES||5|
|PLAN 301||PLANNING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES||5|
|PLAN 402||PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION||5|
|PLAN 403||COMMUNITY FACILITIES PLANNING||5|
|PLAN 406||PLANNING LAW AND LEGISLATION||5|
|PLAN 430||ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING||5|
|PLAN 440||LAND USE PLANNING||5|
|PLAN 450||TRANSPORTATION PLANNING||5|
|PLAN 460||URBAN DESIGN||3|
|PLAN 435||PLANNING, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY||4|
|URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS|
|WETLAND SCIENCE I|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III|
|URBAN GEOGRAPHY: ORIGINS, FORMS AND FUNCTIONS|
|CENSUS AND PLANNING|
|TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING|
|TRIBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT|
|ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN TRANSPORTATION|
|HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNING|
|MAIN STREET PLANNING|
|COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TECHNIQUES|
|RURAL AND SMALL TOWN PLANNING|
|PLANNING IN THE WESTERN U.S.|
|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|
|WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR|
|PLAN 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: PLANNING STUDIO||5|
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BA in Urban and Regional Planning from EWU should be able to do the following:
- possess the skills needed to practice planning in a variety of venues in ways consistent with planning ethics;
- understand historical and contemporary planning practice, policy and processes based on knowledge of the relevant concepts and theories;
- understand human settlements as they relate to planning based on knowledge of the relevant concepts and theories;
- understand the different values and ethical standards affecting the practice of planning.