The City and Regional Planning section offers two minors, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. These minors are ideal supplements to studies in geography, landscape architecture, civil engineering or other related disciplines. The choices in core courses ensure that students will gain some exposure to history, theories or methods in city and regional planning. The curriculum is designed to be flexible to allow students to take courses that most meet their interests in city and regional planning.
Undergraduate Minor in City and Regional Planning
Students are required to complete 12 credit hours in city and regional planning to fulfill the minor requirement. At least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 3000-level or above and a student is permitted to overlap up to 6 credit hours between the GE and the minor. Students must take the minor courses for a grade and receive a 2.0 or higher. No permissions or approvals are required from the section to pursue a minor, though students should alert college or school counselors of their intent to complete the minor so that the correct plan can be assigned to their records and tracked in the degree auditing system.
Required courses (6 credit hours)
- CRPlan 2110 Creating Innovative Cities, 3
(automatic substitution for CRPlan 2000 Introduction to City and Regional Planning, 3)
- CRPlan 4597 The Global Environment in Planning, 3
CRP Electives (6 credit hours)
The remaining credit hours are to be chosen from any city and regional planning courses at the 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level. CRPlan 5798 can also fulfill minor requirements. Some of these courses have prerequisites. Students need to consider whether they meet the prerequisites before selecting the electives that are most appropriate for their interests. Please note that all minors at Ohio State require at least six credits at the 3000-level or above, therefore, at least one of your minor electives needs to be a 3000, 4000, or 5000-level course.
Graduate Minor in City and Regional Planning
Students are required to complete 12 credit hours in city and regional planning to fulfill the minor requirement. Students will be required to complete one of the three core courses. The remainder of the courses will be electives. No grade below a B will be permitted in courses making up the minor. The minimum overall GPA of the minor must be a 3.0 or higher. In order to pursue the graduate CRP minor, students must obtain permission from the program. For details, see the link titled “Graduate Minor Forms" below.
Required course (choose one for 3 credit hours)
- CRPlan 6000 Historical Foundations of Planning, 3
- CRPlan 6100 Participation and Advocacy in Planning, 3
- CRPlan 6500 Plan Making and Analysis Techniques, 3
CRP Electives (9 credit hours)
The remaining credit hours are to be chosen from any city and regional planning courses at the 5000-level or above. Some of these courses have prerequisites. Students would need to consider whether they meet the prerequisites before selecting the electives that are most appropriate for their interests.
Graduate Programs Coordinator