Admission to this major is suspended - Please see the Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning concentration under the Geography major.
The B.S. in Community and Regional Planning program prepares students to be professional planners who have strong foundations in theory and practice of urban and regional planning with particular focus on small cities and their regional communities. Prospective students will complete 32 credits of core courses in planning theory, history, techniques, methods, ethics, law, and administration. In addition, they will complete 25 credits of required courses from cognate social science disciplines and statistics, to gain additional knowledge and skills relevant to planning. After that students will take 12 elective credits in one of the following areas: environmental analysis and resource management, local economic development, tourism development and planning, local government, and application of geographic techniques to planning. Students will also have the opportunity to gain pre-professional practical experience through internships. There will be no minor required for the program.