Curriculum

The program for a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning leads to a four-year professional undergraduate degree. The degree qualifies graduates to sit for certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners after just four years of work as a planner following their bachelor's degree. The program combines a General Education Curriculum (GE) with a major tailored to the profession. The major is divided into required and CRP elective courses, and into lecture classes and service learning courses. Students take the required major courses and select from the menu of GE and elective major courses in line with their interests.

Year 1

Autumn Semester

CRPLAN 1100
Survey
CRPLAN 2110
Creating Innovative Cities and Regions
MATH 1148
(dependent on placement results)
GE
(Social Science)
GE
(Biological Science)

Spring Semester

CRPLAN 2600
Designing Communication for Planning
ENGLISH 1110
(Writing I GE)
MATH 1118
(dependent on placement results)
GE
(Social Science)
CRP ELECT
ARCH/LARCH 2300

Year 2

Autumn Semester

CRPLAN 2100
Reading the City Through History and Law
STATS 1350
Elementary Statistics
GE
LARCH 2367 (Writing Level II)
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective

Spring Semester

CRPLAN 3000
Planning Resilient Environments
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
GE
(Historical Study)
GE
(Visual and Performing Arts)
GE
(Literature)

Year 3

Autumn Semester

CRPLAN 3100
Analyzing the City
CRPLAN 3200
Place Making
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
GE
(Physical Science)

Spring Semester

CRPLAN 4900S
Plan Making (jr. studio)
CRPLAN 3300
Planning for and with People
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
GE
(Open Option)

Year 4

Autumn Semester

CRPLAN 4910S
Realizing the Plan (sr. studio)
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective

Spring Semester

CRPLAN 4950
Professional Planning Skills Development
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
CRP ELECT
CRP Elective
GE
(Culture and Ideas)
GE
(Open Option)