For undergraduate students not receiving a degree in the Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP) program of the School of Planning, a special 27 quarter hour certificate program is available. A proficiency in basic statistics is required at the time of admission or shortly thereafter. Each student enrolled in the certificate program will be assigned a faculty adviser in the School of Planning, to provide guidance in course selection and monitor progress.
Planning is an activity practiced by all individuals and organizations seeking to guide their transition into the future in an orderly and systematic manner. Planning is a particular way of thinking - essential in business, industry, public service, and the arts. As a problem-solving activity, effective planning results from development of specific skills and is grounded in specific theory. The Certificate Program in Planning provides intensive exposure to these skills and theories.
This program is, in effect, a formalized academic minor. Students enrolled as a major in any undergraduate program may enroll simultaneously in this program. In most undergraduate curricula, sufficient elective time is available to complete the certificate program before graduation.
The Certificate in Planning is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the required 27 undergraduate credit hours, either at the time of graduation or afterward.
Note: A student must be admitted to the program while enrolled as an undergraduate student. Students interested in this Certificate Program should contact the School of Planning undergraduate coordinator at 513-556-4943.