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Regional Planning Degree (B.S.), Urban & Social Justice Concentration

Why Choose a Concentration in Urban & Social Justice?

Regional Planning prepares you for designing livable, equitable and sustainable communities, with an emphasis on urban and social justice.

Requirements for the Concentration in Urban & Social Justice

Regional Planning Foundation Courses - 21 Credits

  • GARP 0105 - Introduction to Community Planning
  • GARP 0106 - Envir., Substain. & Society
  • 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

    Urban & Social Justice Concentration - 9 Credits

     Choose three courses from the following:

    • GARP 0204 - Housing in America

    • GARP 0213 - Travel and Tourism Planning or
    • GARP 0218 - Recreation Geography

    • GARP 0217 - Contemporary Global Issues
    • GARP 0233 - Planning (for) Disasters
    • GARP 0252 - Cities of the Global South
    • GARP 0305 - Regional Geography of New England
    • GARP 0314 - Transportation Geography
    • GARP 0316 - American Suburbanization
    • GARP 0317 - Special Topics in Geography and Planning urban emphasis
    • GARP 0325 - Food Systems Planning
    • GARP 0350 - Internship in Regional and Environmental Planning
    • (only 3 credits count toward the concentration)
    • GARP 0352 - Planning Green Sustainable Cities
    • 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 0107 - 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 .

      Clubs & Organizations

      Environmental Planning Club

      The Environmental Planning Club encourages members to enrich the environment.