The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers two non-major programs for undergraduates interested in planning and urban affairs. These programs are designed to complement an existing major for those students who wish to develop an appreciation of planning or who wish to lay the foundation for graduate study in planning. These programs are the Minor in Urban and Regional Planning and the Pre-Graduate Program.
Because of the variety of issues and contexts within which planners work, there is no one undergraduate background that is more important than others universally. Students may combine their interests in planning and urban affairs with undergraduate majors in the variety of social sciences, physical or natural sciences, business, engineering, design professions, communications, criminology and criminal justice, and others.
The pre-graduate program is intended for qualified undergraduates who intend to enter the Master's of Science in Planning (M.S.P.) degree program at Florida State University. To apply the interested student must have taken or be registered to take URP 3000, Introduction to Planning and Urban Development, before applying for admission to the Pre-Graduate Program through the Undergraduate Program Director. By being admitted to the Pre-Graduate program, undergraduate students may take selected graduate-level planning courses that will count toward the M.S.P. degree. Pre-Graduate credits do not apply to the department's joint degree program minimum credit hour requirements, although they can be used to meet specific course requirements.
Minor in Urban and Regional Planning
The undergraduate Minor is designed for students who wish to apply their major field to problems and issues in planning and urban affairs. Students may earn a Minor in Urban and Regional Planning by completing a four-course sequence that is comprised of three required courses and one elective course selected from among the 4000-level courses taught in the department.
- URS 1006 World Cities (Prerequisite: none)
- URP 3000 Introduction to Planning and Urban Development (Prerequisite: none)
- URP 4022 Collective Decision-Making (Prerequisite: URP 3000)
Take Planning Courses to Satisfy Liberal Studies or Multi-Cultural Requirements!
- URS 1006 (World Cities) satisfies the Liberal Studies Requirement.
- Three planning courses are approved for Multi-Cultural credit: URS 1006 (World Cities), URP 4618 (Planning for Developing Areas), and URP 4402 (Sustainable Development Planning in the Americas).
For more details, visit the The Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 330 Bellamy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at (850) 644-4510.