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  ENGL 2152 or URBN 4670  3
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FTA 2650  3
Mathematics    Literature  3
MATH 1115, 1031, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1116, 1032, 1126 or higher 3  GIS/RIS Course2  3
Science    Social Science Elective3  3
BIOS4 3  Arts  
BIOS or Physical Science4 6  Arts Elective5  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ENGL Literature 3  Social Sciences6  18
Social Science Elective 3  General Electives  15
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3    
ECON 1203, ECON 1204, or GEOG 2254 3    
    Total 45
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
URBN 3002  3 URBN, MURP, GEOG and related courses from support areas7  30
URBN 4200  3    
    Total 36
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. A computer or GEOG course approved by department
  3. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. 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 from each of three subjects.
  7. Choose 10 courses from URBN 2890, 3002, 3100, 3200, 3300, 3710, 3998, 4000, 4002, 4003, 4670, 4800, 4900, PADM 4150, 4220, 4221, 4222, 4223, 4224, 4300, 4800, 4810, 4900, MURP 4005, 4010, 4030, 4061, 4062, 4081, 4140, 4145, 4160, 4200, 4400, 4600, 4670, 4710, 4711, 4800, and 4900.