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Urban and Regional Planning, B.S.

About the Program

Planning is a discipline that is dedicated to managing effective change and development in a positive and beneficial manner. Planning has many sub-areas, including land use planning, transportation planning, and public service planning and economic development.The Urban and Regional Planning program provides students with a sound, fundamental knowledge of the planning profession.

*Evening study available.

About the Geography and Planning Department

A213 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6216
Fax: (716) 878-4009

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in the Major 39 cr

A. Required Courses for Both Concentrations (21 cr)
PLN 215 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
PLN 225 Planning Methods
PLN 315 Principles of Urban and Regional Planning
PLN 325 Maps and Mapmaking Using GIS
PLN 340 Land Use Planning and Zoning
PLN 396 Research Methods
PLN 401 Comprehensive Planning Principles
PLN 431 Planning Practicum

B. Electives (18 cr)
Selected by advisement
PLN / GEG 310 Urban Transportation Planning
PLN 341 Housing and Real Estate
PLN 350 Planning for Sustainable Communities
PLN 360 Environment Impact Assessment
PLN 370 Water Resources Planning
PLN 380 Neighborhood Revitalization
PLN 390 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Planning
PLN / GEG 405 Urban Analysis using GIS
PLN 410 Sustainable Transportation Planning
PLN 488 Internship (3 cr maximum)
GEG 305 Principles of Economic Geography
GEG 309 Introduction to Urban Geography
GEG 425 Fundamentals of GIS
GEG 428 Environmental Assessment and Planning Applications in GIS

All College Electives 42-48 cr
Total Required Credit Hours (Either Concentration) 120 cr

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