BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Community and Regional Planning

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
PLN 100 Understanding Cities 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
or GLG 171 Environmental Geology
3-4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
General Elective (Humanities) 3
PLN 371 History and Introduction to Planning 3
Course Requirement for Minor 3
General Elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
3
PLN 300 Graphic Communication for Planners 3
PLN 372 Planning Theory and Ethics 3
PLN 573 Urban Design and Preservation
or PLN 574 Open Space Planning
or PLN 505 Social Planning
3
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research 3
PLN 571 Land Use Planning 3
GRY 322 Urban Geography 3
Course Requirement for Minor 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
Course Requirement for Minor 3
General Education (The Arts) 3
PLN 570 Planning Law 3
PLN 573 Urban Design and Preservation
or PLN 574 Open Space Planning
or PLN 505 Social Planning
3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14-16
PLN 576 Site Planning and Design Studio 4
PLN 599 Internship in Community and Regional Planning 1-3
Course Requirement for Minor 3
General Electives 6

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-18
PLN 572 Community Planning Practicum 4
Course Requirement for Minor 3
General Electives 10-11