Urban and Regional Planning- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geography, 118B Shideler Hall, 513-529-5010.

 This major is for students interested in an integrated view of urban affairs and an introduction to planning principles.

Program Requirements

(40 semester hours)

Planning principles
All of the following:
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
GEO 201Geography of Urban Diversity3
GEO 451/GEO 551Urban and Regional Planning3
GEO 459/GEO 559Advanced Urban and Regional Planning3
Development issues
At least one of the following:3
Urban Geography
Global Cities, World Economy
Land Use, Law and the State: Geographic Perspectives
Global Periphery's Urbanization
Global Poverty
Selected GEO 460/GEO 560 courses with permission of primary advisor
Social issues
At least one of the following:3
Housing Case Studies
The American City Since 1940
Identity, Race, Gender, Class
Race and Ethnic Relations
Family Poverty
Population and Migration
Geography of the Global Economy
Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America
Cities of Difference
Public Space
Selected GEO 460/GEO 560 courses with permission of primary advisor
Administration and politics
At least one of the following:3
Public Sector Economics
Government and Business
Public Administration
Public Management, Leadership, and Administrative Politics
Administrative Law
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
Public Budgeting
Public Personnel Administration
Analytic techniques for planning 1
GEO 242Mapping a Changing World3
or GEO 241 Map Interpretation
STA 261Statistics4
or ISA 205 Business Statistics
Other tools
Select one of the following:3-4
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Python Programming for ArcGIS
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Aerial Photo Interpretation
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Selected GEO 460/GEO 560 courses with permission of primary advisor
Capstone
GEO 493Urban Field Experience3
or GEO 491 Senior Seminar
Concentration
Select a concentration track to total 40 hours in your major6
Total Credit Hours40-41
1

 Credit cannot be earned for both STA 261 and ISA 205.

Concentration

Select one of these tracks to total 40 hours in your major:

  • Development track: Courses listed under Development issues above.
  • Social track: Courses listed under Social issues above.
  • Analytic track: Courses listed under Analytic techniques above and in consultation with an advisor.
  • General track: Any courses listed above, in consultation with an advisor.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: GEO 201, GEO 451/GEO 551, and either GEO 491 or GEO 493.