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Geography: Urban & Regional Planning (BS)

Geography Bachelors BS

Variable Credit Min


Variable Credit Max


Major Academic Plan


Core georgraphic knowledge and skills

Learning Outcome

Understand explain and apply the NGS-related foundational concepts of Human Societies and Spatiality Physical Environments Human-Environmental Interaction Regional Geography Critical Spatial Thinking and Effective Communication.


Plan Development

Learning Outcome

Create plans maps ordinances and reports to communicate effectively with citizens and officials concerning planning issues and solutions


Understand Historical and Contemporary Planning

Learning Outcome

Evaluate new and historic projects to identify patterns of failure and strategies for success.


Understand Human Settlement as it relates to Urban Planning

Learning Outcome

Identify and describe the social economic legal and environmental structure of urban and regional systems and how these play out spatially in the urban landscape.


Possess the Skills Needed to Practice Planning

Learning Outcome

Develop coherent solutions to urban and other land management issues that respect the diverse (and sometimes conflicting) needs of planners engineers architects land developers elected officials and citizens including using the methods of of plan creation plan adoption and plan implementation to bring about the greatest public good while mitigating foreseeable negative impacts.

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 — Complete 8 Courses

Geography core courses:

course - The Geographic Approach 1.0

course - Global Environment 3.0

course - Landscapes of Disaster 3.0

course - Geography & World Affairs 3.0

course - Intro to Human Geography 3.0

course - Mapping Your World 3.0

course - Intro to GIS 3.0

course - Statistics for Geographers 1 3.0

Requirement 2 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Intermediate GIS 3.0

course - Statistics for Geographers 2 3.0

Requirement 3 —Complete 7 Courses

Urban planning core courses:

course - Intro to City Planning 3.0

course - Geog Urban Environ 3.0

course - Urban Planning Methods 3.0

course - Urban Planning Law 2.0v

course - Urban Design 2.0

course - Urban Transportation Planning 3.0

course - Professional Planning Studio 3.0

Requirement 4 —Complete 2 Requirements

Complete three elective courses, at least one of which must be Geog 306, 307, or 423:

Requirement 4.1 —Complete 1 of 3 Courses

course - Global Conservatn Designations 3.0

course - Landscape Ecology 3.0

course - Planning for Unique Lands 2.0

Requirement 4.2 —Complete 2 of 7 Courses

course - Global Conservatn Designations 3.0

course - Landscape Ecology 3.0

course - Remote Sensing 1 3.0

course - Population Geography 3.0

course - Advanced GIS 3.0

course - Image Acquisition & Processing 3.0

course - Planning for Unique Lands 2.0

Requirement 5 —Complete 3 hours

Professional experience courses:

course - Academic Internship - You may take up to 3.0 credit hours 0.5v

course - Mentored Research - You may take up to 3.0 credit hours 1.0v

Requirement 6 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete the exit assessment during the final semester, no later than one month before graduation.