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Courses for a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning

In addition to a focus on urban and regional planning courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Urban and Regional Planning Courses:

  • Cities of the World
  • Intro to Urban and Regional Planning
  • Survey of Planning Information Systems
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Site Design and Urban Retrofit
  • Community Service
  • Planning, Administration, and Ethics
  • Planning Theory and History
  • Land Use and Planning Law
  • Planning Research Design
  • Custom Planning Information Systems
  • Spatial Analysis for Planners
  • Urban Planning Project
  • Environmental Land Use Planning and Management
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Health and Built Environment
  • Urban Land Economics
  • Development Review
  • International Development
  • Floodplain Systems and the Built Environment

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology