Environmental Planning (BS)

Plymouth State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The BS degree in Environmental Planning combines coursework in the social and natural sciences with business and other disciplines. The degree emphasizes study of New England but prepares students for work in any geographic area. It examines contemporary and future problems associated with development of the natural and built environs. The program prepares students for careers in planning and management at the community, regional or federal level. The Environmental Planning degree combines skills from the various disciplines that participate in the program. Students learn about the planning process as well as land use law and development; they obtain basic skills in the development of geographic information systems and computer cartography as well as the interpretation of aerial photographs and remote sensing data; and they learn to address historic and contemporary empirical environmental (both nature and human) issues. Additionally, they develop verbal and written communication skills. Student internships in environmental management agencies are an integral part of the program. Students need to earn a grade point average of 2. 00 or higher in their major courses.

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