A minor in urban planning will teach you how to help communities deal with growth, change, and renewal in ways that will maintain and improve the community’s quality of life.

Students majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, economics, construction management, political science, or geography often find great value in this minor.

My urban planning minor has given me insight into the municipal side of things when I am looking to pull permits, check on zoning regulations, or need surveys or inspections and things of that nature. I have a base of knowledge that I can pull from and relate to, which has made me aware of the processes and steps that go on in that side of the industry.
—Kevin Snyder, BLA ’13 and lead designer for Franco Landscaping in Brownsburg, Indiana

Required Courses

The minor in urban planning requires 20 credit hours. After the introductory course PLAN 100, you will choose nine hours from an approved list of courses and then an additional nine hours of planning electives of your choosing.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog.

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How to Apply

If you're interested in the minor, please contact CAP advisor Julie Maugherman, who will guide you through the application process.