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Degree Requirements | Urban Studies and Planning

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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  HIST/PHIL Elective  3
Mathematics      
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  12
Statistics2 3  General Electives8  15-18
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3  URBN/MURP Courses  6
ECON 1203 or ECON 1204 3    
    Total 45-48
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
URBN 1000, 2000, 3002  9 URBN, MURP, GEOG and related courses from support areas7,8,9  9-24
MURP 4200  3    
    Total 21-36
Course Requirements for Urban Planning Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours
MURP Courses 12
 Total  12
Course Requirements for Transportation Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/ #  Credit Hours
URBN 2100 3 URBN 3150 3
MURP Courses10 6    
    Total 12
Total Credit Hours Required  Credit Hours 
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. SOC 2707 (recommended), POLI 2900; MATH 2314; MATH 2785
  3. 6 hours from the fields, select from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN. Check General Education. 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.   Twelve hours of Social Science electives, except URBN or MURP, and at least 6 hours at 2000 level or above.
  7. Choose 8 courses from URBN 2100, 2890 and any 3000 level or 4000 level from URBN, MURP, PADM, and GEOG.
  8. Students who take URBN 4670 in lieu of ENGL 2152 have an additional 3 credit hour elective.
  9. Students may select a 12-credit hour concentration, but a formal concentration is not required for degree purposes.
  10. Check with your advisor about which courses will fulfill this requirement.