Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

120 total hours needed to complete the degree which consists of:

  • 45 credit hours of general education requirements
  • 27 credit hours of foundation studies
  • 36 credit hours of major courses
  • 12 credit hours of electives

Students, with assistance from their advisor, will develop a program of coursework leading to the BSUSP degree when the student enters the program.  The student will follow the program and if any changes are to be made an amended program of study will be completed.  It is required that this be done in conjunction with the designated counselor/advisor.

Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  Literature  6
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FTA 2650  3
Mathematics      3
MATH 1115, 1031, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1116, 1032, 1126 or higher 3  Social Science Elective3  6
Science      
BIOS4 3  Arts  
BIOS or Physical Science4 6  Arts Elective5  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ENGL 2152 or URBN 46708 3  Social Sciences6  18
Statistics2 3  General Electives8  15-18
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3    
ECON 1203, ECON 1204, or GEOG 2254 3    
    Total 45-48
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
URBN 3002  3 URBN, MURP, GEOG and related courses from support areas7,8  27-30
MURP 4200  3    
    Total 33-36
Total Credit Hours Required  Credit Hours 
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. SOC 2707 (recommended), POLI 2900, GEOG 2801; MATH 2314; MATH 2785
  3. 6 hours from the fields, select from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG,
    POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN. Check General Education
    Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  4. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hour must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  5. FTA (theatre/dance/film related course, FA or MUS). Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  6.   Six hours each from three subjects, except URBN or MURP,      and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or above.
  7. Choose 10 courses from URBN 1000, 2000, 2100, 2890 and any 3000-level or above from URBN, MURP, PADM, GEOG and related courses from support areas.
  8. Students who take URBN 4670 in lieu of ENGL 2152 have an additional 3 credit hour elective.