Urban Planning

Program Requirements

During your first year of study, you will take several core courses that will build the foundation for courses in your later years.

The urban planning curriculum is a sequence of courses in history and theory of planning, presentation techniques, private development, quantitative methods, planning law, and planning issues, coupled with a sequence of planning studios. 

Studio courses are used to challenge you to develop skills and a knowledge base for solving problems in creative and environmentally sound ways. The studios in this program progress from site analysis at the regional and site-specific level to data collection and manipulation at the county and neighborhood level to applied field studios addressing real projects involving actual community settings and clients.

The core also includes a block of required courses offered outside of the College of Architecture and Planning in the economics, political science, sociology, natural resources and geography departments.