Urban and Regional Planning- Bachelor of Arts

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

The Urban and Regional Planning major provides an integrated perspective on towns and cities, and how to promote more efficient and sustainable development. Students learn to interpret urban contexts, analyze the nature and scope of social and environmental problems, and apply planning concepts and techniques through collaborative problem solving. The major prepares students with broad knowledge and specialized skills for diverse careers in public service, consulting, and development.

Program Requirements

(39-41 semester hours)

Urban Contexts
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
GEO 201Geography of Urban Diversity3
Planning Concepts and Techniques
GEO 451Urban and Regional Planning3
GEO 459Advanced Urban and Regional Planning 13
Development and Planning in Practice
Select two of the following:6
Urban Geography
Citizenship and the City
Land Use, Law and the State: Geographic Perspectives
Global Periphery's Urbanization
Spatial Analysis and Graphical Communication
GEO 242Mapping a Changing World3
ARC 211Introduction to Landscape and Urban Design3
or ART 259 Art and Digital Tools I
GEO 441Geographic Information Systems3
Field Research Experience
Select one of the following:3
Urban Field Experience
Senior Seminar
Multidisciplinary Focus
Select at least 9 hours from any of the following:9
Urban Social Issues
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
Global Poverty
Social Justice and Change
Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of chief advisor
Environment and Sustainable Design
Theory and History of Landscape Architecture
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation
Ecoregions of North America
Global Perspectives on Natural Disasters
Watershed Management
Women, Gender, and the Environment
Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
Environmental Law
Environment, Society & Justice
Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of chief advisor
Administration and Economic Development
Accounting for the Non-Business Major
Principles of Microeconomics
Public Sector Economics
Health Economics
Government and Business
Introduction to Business Finance
Real Estate Principles
Geography of the Global Economy
Public Administration
State and Local Government and Politics
Public Management, Leadership, and Administrative Politics
Administrative Law
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
Public Budgeting
Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of chief advisor
Geospatial and Analytical Techniques
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Python Programming for ArcGIS
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Aerial Photo Interpretation
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics
Selected GEO 460 courses with permission of chief advisor
Total Credit Hours39

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 and GEO 451 .