Urban and Regional Planning - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Land and Property Development

The 5-year combined BS and MLPD allows high-performing undergraduate students to streamline their undergraduate and professional education. The undergraduate core is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the opportunities and challenges inherent in the development, growth and culture of neighborhoods, cities, and regions, is based on theoretical training in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Students acquire skills that enable them to apply these theories to develop communities, cities, and regions which are safe, healthy, and sustainable. While still completing undergraduate credits, students begin graduate coursework in land and property development, where their core knowledge of urban growth and development can be enhanced with real estate, financial and management skills, leading to a fruitful career in real estate and land development.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
LAND 101 Introduction to Landscape Architectural Practice 1 1
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
URPN 201 The Evolving City 1 3
American history 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ARCH 250 Survey of World Architecture History II 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 1 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
URPN 202 Building Better Cities 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
LAND 240 History of Landscape Architecture 3
RENR 205 Fundamentals of Ecology 3
URPN 210 Urban Analytical Methods I 1 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
URPN 310 Urban Analytical Methods II 1 3
Select one of the following Sociology electives: 1 3
Classical Sociological Theory  
Social Change  
Population and Society  
Social Problems  
Racial and Ethnic Relations  
American history 3
Life and physical sciences 4
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
LDEV 664 Market Analysis for Development 2 3
RENR 215 Fundamentals of Ecology--Laboratory 1
RENR 375 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
URPN 220 Digital Communication I 1 3
URPN 302 Planning Law 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CARC 481 Seminar 1 1
URPN 330 Land Development I 1 3
URPN 325 Introduction to GIS in Urban and Regional Planning 1 3
URPN 401 Policy Implementation 1 3
URPN 483 Studio in Urban and Regional Science 1 4
Life and physical sciences 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Semester Away 3  
Select one of the following: 6
Field Studies in Design Innovation 1,4  
Internship 1,5  
Concentration elective 1,6,7 6
 Semester Credit Hours12
URPN 331 Public and Private Infrastructure Funding 1 3
URPN 493 Urban and Regional Studies Capstone Course 1 5
LDEV 668 Land Development Practice 2 3
General elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fifth Year
LDEV 667 Design and Development Economy 3
LDEV 663 Introduction to Project Management 3
LDEV 669 Income Property Land Development 3
LDEV 687 Development Feasibility and Design 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
FINC 670 Real Property Analysis 3
FINC 676 Commercial Real Estate Law 3
LDEV 661 Development and the Environment 3
LDEV 688 Development Feasibility and Design II 3
LDEV 685 Directed Studies 2
LDEV 689 Special Topics in... 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
LDEV 684 Professional Internship 1
 Semester Credit Hours1
 Total Semester Credit Hours150

A grade of B or better is required for graduate level courses.

The program includes a total of 156 hours which up to 6 hours may be applied toward both the Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning and the Master of Land and Property Development .