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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Urban Studies and Planning, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Urban Studies & Planning

Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the environmental, economic and social processes that have shaped urbanization in and beyond the United States.

Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to use both primary and secondary sources to explain urban and regional phenomena. 

Students will develop professional oral and written communication skills required to work in municipal and state public sector agencies, private sector development and planning firms, and nonprofit organizations.

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 4
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 4

Humanities


  • Literature Credits: 6
  • HIST/PHIL Elective Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Science Elective Credits: 6 3

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 5

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 45-48


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 21-36


Course Requirements for Geography Concentration


  • GEOG Courses Credits: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12


Course Requirements for Urban Planning Concentration


  • MURP Courses Credits: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12


Course Requirements for Transportation Concentration


Total Credit Hours: 12


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. SOC 2707  (recommended), POLI 2900 ; MATH 2314 ; MATH 2785  is only for COB students
  3. 6 hours from the fields, select from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN. Check General Education. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hour must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. FTA (theatre/dance/film related course, FA or MUS). Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  6. Twelve hours of Social Science electives, and at least 6 hours at 2000 level or above.
  7. Choose 8 courses from any 3000 level or 4000 level from URBN, MURP, PADM, and GEOG.
  8. Students who take URBN 4670  in lieu of ENGL 2152  have an additional 3 credit hour elective.
  9. Students may select a 12-credit hour concentration, but a formal concentration is not required for degree purposes.
  10. Check with your advisor about which courses will fulfill this requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • URBN, MURP or GEOG Credits: 9
  • Elective Credits: 6
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • URBN or MURP or GEOG Credits: 9
  • Elective Credits: 5
Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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