Why study this program?

Planning is the study of land use, resources, facilities, and services, as well as the physical, economic, and social well-being of communities. Planners help decide what gets built and where, from roads and transit to parks and housing developments.

The BSc program takes a scientific approach to planning, with a focus on elements such as environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences.

The BSc Planning program is also offered as a BSc with Major.

Why study a Bachelor of Science with Honors?

The Bachelor of Science with Honors is a degree program designed for students to reach in-depth training in a specific subject area and are drawn to scientific research. A research thesis project is embedded in each program and students must maintain higher academic standards than those in a BSc Major degree. Students have the option to add a minor from the Faculty of Arts, Native Studies, Business or Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, however doing so will reduce the amount of option courses. A double major is not available in the Honors program.

*NOTE: Some program combinations are not possible.

Why study at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With 65 degree programs in 30 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields, or one faculty.

  • City Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Urban Planner

Yasmin is a recent Science graduate who was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and is now studying at Oxford University. As a UAlberta student, Yasmin was President of the Health & Wellness student group and the founder of StolleryBOTs, a robotics program for patients at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Program Requirements

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 2 year

For 3nd year entry: Completion of ★48 (★ = units of course weight) and the following courses (or their equivalents):

  1. EAS 100
  2. HGEO 100

Admission Selection: Completion of 48 units and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Admission is contingent upon securing a research supervisor by June 15. Students planning to apply for admission should contact the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.


Fall application

Domestic: April 1, 2024
International: May 1, 2024

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

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