SB in Planning
Those students who choose to major in the Department earn a Bachelor of Science (SB) in Planning, an interdisciplinary pre-professional major designed to prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for students intending to do graduate work in law, public policy, economic development, urban design, management, and planning. Majors take a set of common core courses, complemented by further course work in one of three streams: urban and environmental policy and planning; urban society, history and politics or urban and regional public policy. The courses in the major teach students how the tools of economics, policy analysis, political science, and urban design can be used to solve social and environmental problems in the United States and abroad. In addition, students learn the skills and responsibilities of planners who seek to promote effective and equitable social change. The Department of Urban Studies and Planning offers many possibilities for creating a concentration tailored to your needs and interests in the following categories: Designing the Urban Environment; Environmental Policy; Urban History & Society; Policy Analysis and Urban Problems; International Development; Education.