Undergraduate Minor in City and Regional Planning

Undergraduate Minor in City and Regional Planning

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.

Requirements for the Undergraduate Minor in City and Regional Planning

Credit Hours

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.

Passing Grades

Students must take the minor courses for a grade and receive a 2.0 or higher. 

Approval of Minor

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

  1. CRPLAN 2000
    Intro to City and Regional Planning, 3cr

    As a substitute, students can take

    CRPLAN 2110
    Creating Innovative Cities, 3cr

  2. CRPLAN 4597
    The Global Environment in Planning, 3cr

CRPLAN 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.


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