Courses for a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning

A college degree in urban and regional planning focuses on developing and improving towns and cities.

For this major you’ll take lots of urban and regional planning classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an urban and regional planner.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in urban and regional planning:

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