If this is your first time pursuing education in planning, you can take our first professional degree track. This two-year program is also for nontraditional studentswho have already been in the workforce. During your first year, you can expect to take core coursesthat provide a foundation in the field, planning history and theory, legal issues, presentation techniques, and research methods. A land analysis and site-planning studio will introduce you to typical planning problems in a context of group interaction and presentation. The second-year courses include further methods courses and two studios, one on comprehensive planning and one on special topics. To gain real-life experience, you will find the second year studios increasingly emphasize interaction with real-world clients. Electives in planning and related fields allow you to pursue your individual interests in planning, though the emphasis is always on creating a well-prepared generalist planner rather than a specialist.
Curriculum (48 Hours)
*Electives may include courses in GIS, transportation planning, transportation modeling, charrette graphics, environmental planning, grant procurement, affordable housing, and more.
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