The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers two nationally accredited degrees. On the undergraduate level, we offer a four year Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning degree designed for students interested in working with the critical issues of social, environmental, and physical change in cities and regions. Undergraduates transferring from community colleges may complete the program in three years. We also offer a two year accredited Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree designed for students interested in management-level planning. Courses are offered in the evening to serve those with work obligations during the day.
The Program's primary goal is to train professional planners interested in improving the quality of the built and natural environments by working to solve environmental, transportation, housing, social, economic and physical design problems at the local, regional and national levels.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning has articulated its goals for student learning in a statement of learning outcomes. Click here to review URP's learning outcomes statement. These outcomes guide our curriculum deveopment and assessment activities.