BS City and Regional Planning

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Program Learning Objectives 

After successfully completing the BSCRP program, students will be able to:

Foundational skills

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, theoretical, legal, and methodological foundations of planning
  2. Effectively represent and communicate planning and urban design information

Methodology

  1. Gather, organize, analyze and present planning information
  2. Transform data and information into knowledge for action

Integrative skills

  1. Integrate and apply the necessary skills and knowledge to address complex planning problems
  2. Implement a planning process
  3. Work with a variety of audiences: multiple publics, officials, and decision-makers

Professional skills

  1. Reflect upon, critique, and evolve the practice of planning
  2. Address issues of sustainability, diversity, and environmental and social justice
  3. Practice in accordance with the AICP Code of Ethics

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

MAJOR COURSES
CRP 201Basic Graphic Skills4
CRP 202Urban Design Studio I4
CRP 203Urban Design Studio II4
CRP 204Theories and Methods of Urban Design3
CRP 211Cities: Form, Culture and Evolution4
CRP 212Introduction to Urban Planning4
CRP 213Population, Housing and Economic Applications4
CRP 214Land Use and Transportation Studies4
CRP 215Planning for and with Multiple Publics (USCP)4
CRP 216Representing the City2
CRP 314Planning Theory4
CRP 315Fiscal and Project Feasibility4
CRP 336Introduction to Environmental Planning4
CRP 341Urban Design Studio III4
CRP 342Environmental Planning Methods4
CRP 409Planning Internship2
CRP 410Community Planning Laboratory I4
CRP 411Community Planning Lab II4
CRP 412Plan Implementation4
CRP 420Land Use Law4
CRP 430Professional Planning Practice3
CRP 457GIS Applications in Planning3
Select from the following:4
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II (2, 2)
Senior Project Professional Practice (4)
Approved Electives 1, 2
Select from the following:15
The Global Environment
Human Cultural Adaptations
Urban Design in Architecture
Advanced Computer-Aided Fabrication in Architecture
Leadership and Organizations
Human Resources Management
Management Consulting and Change Management
Real Property Development Principles
Cities in a Global World
Digital Cities
Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates
Contemporary Urban Design
Environmental Law
Water Resource Law and Policy
Planning Healthy Communities
International Planning and Development
Transportation Theory
Collaborative Planning
Climate Action Planning
Housing and Planning
Planning and Urban Ecology
Development Review and Entitlement
Principles of Urban Design
Community Design Methods
Web Technologies for Planning
Local Hazard Mitigation Planning and Design
Selected Advanced Topics
Selected Advanced Laboratory
Planning Colloquium
Special Studies in City and Regional Planning
Individual Study
Planning Research and Analysis
Demographic and Analytic Tools
Feasibility Studies
Plan Implementation
Principles of Environmental Planning
Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration
Economics of Development and Growth
Principles of Environmental Design
Sustainable Environments
Implementing Sustainable Principles
Advanced Implementation of Sustainable Principles
Corporate Communication
Technical Editing
Engineering for the Environment
Introduction to Air Pollution
Climate and Humanity
Human Impact on the Earth
Global and Regional Climatology
Global Geography
Applications in GIS
Public Relations
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The World of Spatial Data and Geographic Information Technology
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Economics and Valuation
Environmental Impact Analysis and Management
Applied Resource Analysis and Assessment
Environmental Policy Analysis
Senior Project - Ecosystem Management
Senior Project - Forest Stewardship
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Social Ethics
Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society
Business Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Aesthetics
The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
Political Participation
Global Political Issues
World Food Systems
Critical Issues in American Politics (D5)
California Politics
Social Movements and Political Protest
Technology and Public Policy
The Politics of Poverty
Urban Politics
Public Policy
Energy, Society and the Environment
Behavior in Organizations
Intergroup Dialogues
Environmental Psychology
Teamwork
Conflict Resolution: Violent and Nonviolent
Resource and Grant Development
Global Race and Ethnic Relations
U.S. Ethnic Minorities
Social Stratification
Quantitative Research Methods
Sociology of Complex Organizations
Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models
Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
SUPPORT COURSES
Select from the following:4
Environmental Biology and Conservation
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
Select from the following:4
World of Chemistry (B3 & B4) 3
Introduction to Geology (B3) 3
Earthquakes (B3) 3
MATH 118Precalculus Algebra (B1) 34
Select from the following:4
Political Participation
Critical Issues in American Politics
American Judicial Politics
American Constitutional Law
Civil Rights in America
Contemporary American Political Thought
Public Policy and Administration
California Politics
Urban Politics
STAT 217Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B1) 34
or STAT 218 Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)
(See GE program requirements below.)60
FREE ELECTIVES
Free Electives 40
Total units180

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 12 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BMath, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
B7Upper-division elective4
Area CArts and Humanities
C1Literature4
C2Philosophy4
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area DSociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
ELower-division elective4
Total units60