Bachelor of Urban Planning
The Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP), a five-year professional degree program, is one of the most well established and respected programs in the United States and has been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board for nearly 35 years. The BUP program provides students with essential physical, economic, sociological, computer, graphic design, analytical and communication skills for the practice of planning in the complexities of the urban and metropolitan communities, with emphasis on place and place-making.
Through coursework and a cooperative education requirement, the program maintains a balanced approach to the planning and design of innovative futures by integrating the design, economic, environmental, political, and social dimensions of planning for livable places. Graduates earn a professional bachelor of urban planning degree, which qualifies them to apply for the American Institute of Certified Planners Board (AICP) examination. The Urban Planning program is one of the most well established and respected programs in the United States and has been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board for nearly 30 years.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Urban Planning program are encouraged to apply for the joint 6-year Bachelor of Urban Planning/Master of Community Planning option (BUP/MCP). Students completing the BUP/MCP program will be awarded both the Bachelor of Urban Planning and Master of Community Planning degrees. The BUP/MCP option permits an accelerated professional planning education for students with both a solid academic record and strong interest in profession planning practice.