Sep 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Geography—Urban Planning Major (B.S)


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Major code BS4234

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138
meeksa@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/geography

Geoff Buckley, contact person
 

Program Overview

The curriculum is designed to provide basic academic requirements for a career in urban planning in the United States. Urban planning majors take courses both inside and outside the Geography Department that emphasize social, political, and environmental aspects of the planning profession. The majority of job opportunities for urban planners are with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The Bachelor of Science degree in urban planning can provide planners initial entry into the profession. However, planning positions frequently require candidates to have earned a graduate degree in planning. Therefore the urban planning major offered by the Geography Department positions graduates well for acceptance into Master of Science programs, too.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.


Opportunities Upon Graduation

The majority of job opportunities for planners are with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, urban and environmental planning firms, real estate development companies and community-based NGOs.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geography - Urban Planning Major


The major requirement for the B.S. degree in Geography - Urban Planning is a minimum of 44 hours of geography.

 

Geography Foundations


Complete the following geography foundation courses with at least the minimum grade indicated for each course:

Geography Regional Course


Complete one regional course from the following:

Program Requirements


Core Requirements


Complete the following three required courses:

Core Electives


Complete three of the following courses:

Recommended Courses


The following courses are highly recommended and students are encouraged to take some of them to satisfy the University General Education Requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.

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