Urban and Regional Planning - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Urban Planning

The 5-year combined BS and MUP 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 urban planning to refine and extend their skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication, leading to an accredited professional degree appropriate for planning positions in the public sector, private consulting, or the non-profit world.

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 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 1,2 3
Select one of the following sociology elective: 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
PLAN 664 Planning Theory and History 2 3
RENR 215 Fundamentals of Ecology--Laboratory 1
RENR 375 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
URPN 220 Digital Communication I 1,2 3
URPN 302 Planning Law 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CARC 481 Seminar 1 1
URPN 325 Introduction to GIS in Urban and Regional Planning 1,2 3
URPN 330 Land Development I 1 3
URPN 401 Policy Implementation 1,2 3
URPN 483 Studio in Urban and Regional Science 1 4
Life and physical sciences 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Semester Away  
Select one of the following: 3 6
Field Studies in Design Innovation 1,4  
Internship 1,5  
Concentration electives 1,6,7 6
 Semester Credit Hours12
PLAN 667 Site Planning 2 3
URPN 331 Public and Private Infrastructure Funding 1 3
URPN 493 Urban and Regional Studies Capstone Course 1 5
General elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
PLAN 684 Professional Internship 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Fifth Year
PLAN 661 Information and Communication in Planning 3
PLAN 665 Plan Making 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
PLAN 613 Planning Methods and Techniques 3
PLAN 640 Law and Legislation Related to Planning 3
PLAN 662 Applied Planning I 3
PLAN 693 Professional Study 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours150

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

The program includes a total of 168 hours which up to 18 hours may be applied toward both the Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning and the Master of Urban Planning.