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Regional Planning Degree (B.S.), Environmental Planning Concentration

Why Choose a Concentration in Environmental Planning?

Regional Planning prepares you for the vital work of designing livable, equitable and sustainable communities, with an emphasis on implementing positive change.

Requirements for the Concentration in Environmental Planning

Regional Planning Foundation Courses - 21 Credits

  • GARP 0105 - Introduction to Community Planning
  • GARP 0106 - Introduction to Environmental Analysis
  • GARP 0216 - The (Un)Just City
  • GARP 0219 - Land Use and Resource Planning
  • GARP 0222 - Site Planning Studio
  • GARP 0225 - Legal Issues in Zoning and Planning
  • GARP 0391 - Seminar in Regional and Environmental Planning

Regional Planning Methodology Courses - 9 Credits

    Required - 6 Credits

    • GARP 0244 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • GARP 0246 - Quantitative Methods for Social and Physical Science

    Choose One - 3 Credits

    • GARP 0243 - Introduction to Remote Sensing
    • GARP 0340 - Data Collection and Analysis
    • GARP 0343 - Advanced Remote Sensing
    • GARP 0344 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    • GARP 0360 - Field Methods

    Environmental Planning Concentration - 9 Credits

    Choose three courses from the following:

    • GARP 0206 - Climate Change

    • GARP 0230 - Meteorology or
    • GARP 0331 - Severe and Unusual Weather

    • GARP 0236 - Environmental Analysis II
    • GARP 0238 - Environmental Impact Analysis
    • GARP 0245 - Sustainable Energy
    • GARP 0250 - Political Ecology
    • GARP 0251 - Water Resources Planning and Management
    • GARP 0311 - Regional Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
    • GARP 0317 - Special Topics in Geography and Planning note
    • GARP 0350 - Internship in Regional and Environmental Planning
    • (only 3 credits count toward the concentration)
    • GARP 0399 - Independent Study
    • (only 3 credits count toward the concentration)

    Regional Planning Recommended Common Core Courses

    • GARP 0101 - World Regional Geography
    • GARP 0102 - Physical Geography
    • GARP 0204 - Housing in America
    • GARP 0206 - Climate Change
    • GARP 0210 - Cultural Geography

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

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