BABA General Studies Specialization: Urban and Regional Planning
The Urban and Regional Planning (URP) area of specialization offered through the Urban and Regional Planning Department in the College of Design Construction and Planning provides students with and introduction to the challenging and vital aspects of creating, improving and sustaining communities and regions. Courses focus on to the challenging and vital aspects of creating, improving and sustaining communities and regions. Topics also include Society’s demands on the natural environment continue to increase as communities grow to meet population demands. Never before has the need to shape visions and guide community outcomes been greater. This area of specialization will not certify a student as a planner, but it will aid in careers such as real estate investment, development in real estate or introduce students to the graduate programs of Urban Planning. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.
Students must have a 2.5 UF GPA to pursue this area of specialization. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.
URP 3001 Cities of the World
URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning
URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems
URP 4640 Sustainable Urbanism in Europe (offered Fall)
URP 4715 Bikeways Planning and Design
URP 4740 Housing and Urban Development
URP 4744 Neighborhood Planning (offered Fall)
URP 4804 International Perspectives in Urban and Regional Planning (offered Spring)
URP 4882 Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
URP 4905 Special Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
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A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and C+ grades in all minor courses. You can find out more about the Urban and Regional Planning minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.