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2023-24 Catalog 
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Urban and Regional Planning

Coordinator: Dr. Bryan Dorsey
Location: Social Science Building, Room 314
Telephone: 801-626-6944

This program provides a special emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning for majors in Botany, Sociology, Geography, Geosciences, Microbiology, Politics, Economics, Zoology, and related fields. The planning emphasis offers students a background in planning by adding a set of core courses to the major of their choice. This allows each student to pursue his discipline and still gain a general understanding of the field of planning.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses in Urban and Regional Planning (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours.
  • Program Code: 7037
  • CIPC: 451201

Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis

Electives (12 credit hours)

For students completing both a major and a minor, the requirements of the major field will be reduced by fifteen hours. They will be replaced by 12 hours of interdisciplinary courses selected outside the major field from the following.


And a basic statistics course taken in a department of the student’s choice.

For students who wish to complete the Planning Emphasis Program in lieu of a minor, GEOG 4410  and GEOG 4420  will be required as well as 12 hours of interdisciplinary courses from the above list outside the major field.

Other courses related to land use planning not listed here are acceptable with approval of advisor. This includes courses transferred in from other colleges or universities and any directed reading or individual research courses in any department where the topic deals primarily with land use planning.