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Minor in Urban Planning

As our urban environment continues to grow, the minor in urban planning will prepare you to manage increasingly complex areas. Our program combines multi-disciplinary study with critical thinking skills to solve challenges in communities, cities, and the natural environment. 

Why minor in urban planning? 

The minor in urban planning provides a supplemental and foundational education for students wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree in urban planning, economics, geography, political science, or public policy.

It also prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of fields, including:


URPN 201The Evolving City3
URPN 202 Building Better Cities3

Choose 9 hours from the following list

URPN 340Housing and Community3
URPN 361Urban Issues3
URPN 370Health Systems Planning3
URPN 460Sustainable Communities3
URPN 471Planning Healthier Communities3


Students wishing to declare a minor in urban planning should consult with advisors in their home college and in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Applicants must have a 2.0 or better overall GPR to be considered for the program.

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Galen D. Newman

Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; Interim Department Head; Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD); Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Development; President, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

979.862.4320 Email Galen D. Newman