Westfield State University offers the only undergraduate degree in Regional Planning among public colleges and universities in the Northeast. We offer extensive internship opportunities to gain practical field experience in community planning, environmental management, housing, transportation, economic development, sustainable energy, water resources and more.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth of 16 percent. As the population continues to grow, it becomes more imperative for communities to operate in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. GIS skills are extremely important.
Explore the links and resources below to learn more about our department and our Regional Planning major. Or, start by watching our brief slideshow!
GPS Field Trip to NYC on 12 April 2019!
GPS Faculty Presentation: Planning in Westfield (17 April 2019).
GPS Senior Seminar Presentations (7 May 2019).
Graduation Day and Party (18 May 2019).
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We are committed to strengthening geography education in Western Massachusetts and the Commonwealth.
The Environmental Planning Club encourages members to enrich the environment.