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

  • GPS 0105 - Introduction to Community Planning
  • GPS 0106 - Envir., Substain. & Society
  • GPS 0216 - The (Un)Just City
  • GPS 0219 - Land Use and Resource Planning
  • GPS 0222 - Site Planning Studio
  • GPS 0225 - Legal Issues in Zoning and Planning
  • GPS 0391 - Seminar in Regional and Environmental Planning

Regional Planning Methodology Courses - 9 Credits

    Required - 6 Credits

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

    Choose One - 3 Credits

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

    Environmental Planning Concentration - 9 Credits

    Choose three courses from the following:

    • GPS 0107 - Climate Change

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

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

    Regional Planning Recommended Common Core Courses

    • GPS 0101 - World Regional Geography
    • GPS 0102 - Physical Geography
    • GPS 0204 - Housing in America
    • GPS 0107 - Climate Change
    • GPS 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.