The Planning program educates students in the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of communities. Planners work for all levels of government and in professional planning consultancies. Professional planners create a vision of how cities, towns, and regions should develope in the future. Planners seek to ensure that built environments in rural and urban areas are developed in ways that promote sustainability, prosperity, and a better quality of life for all.


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Applicants interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences, should consider the BSc Honors or Major in Planning, and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning, should consider the BA Major in Planning.

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Major in Planning

Major in Planning (BA)

Honors in Planning

Specialization in Planning (discontinued in 2024)

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