Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

Why Geography, Planning, and Sustainability?

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 a sustainable manner.

We invite you to explore the links and resources below to learn more about our department and the Regional Planning degree opportunities at Westfield State University.

Regional Planning Slideshow @ Westfield State

Department Announcements

July 26, 2020

Got Questions? Please contact any GPS faculty member via Email - we are ready to help!

July 26, 2020

Safe Fall Opening: Please review the 24 July messages from our Provost and President for important information regarding classes, housing, and more.

GPS Resources

Mission Statement

Interested in Regional Planning and what we have to offer? Start here!

Information & Resources

Everything you need to know about our department and our major.

GPS News

See what's been happening lately in our department.

Geography K-12 Teacher Education & Outreach

We are committed to strengthening geography education in Western Massachusetts and the Commonwealth.


GIS Program

Interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Start here!

GIS Minor

Everything you need to know about our GIS Minor.

GIS Certificate

Everything you need to know about our GIS Certificate.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Environmental Planning Club

    The Environmental Planning Club encourages members to enrich the environment.