The main focus of the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program curriculum in SURP is to prepare students for a broad spectrum of careers in public and private sectors. Planning as a discipline is interdisciplinary in nature. With the option to take electives from a variety of different departments and schools, the program curriculum has an interdisciplinary approach. The core courses are offered in the department. There are three types of core courses: lectures, studio/lab, and participation in professional seminars. All students in the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including the following:
- Satisfaction of all University requirements for baccalaureate degrees;
- The last 30 upper division credits (3000/4000-level courses) must be earned in residence at FAU;
- At least 39 credits of Planning Core courses;
- At least 6 credits of Upper Division Approved Elective courses;
- At least 15 credits of Free Elective courses;
- An Internship (as part of the Planning Core) of 3 credits; and
- A minimum grade of “C” is required for each URP- prefixed course. If a grade below “C,” such as “C-,” is earned in a URP-required course, the course will not count toward any portion of the 120-credit program.
The course materials taught in the core courses build upon each other. Therefore, students are highly recommended to follow the term schedules identified below. Following the term schedule is also very important in order to ensure the timely graduation of the students. No course substitutions are allowed for core courses. For further questions about classes and scheduling you can contact Dr. Jesse Saginor (undergraduate program coordinator) and Todd Hedrick (academic program advisor).
|Work Experience (3 Credits):|
|Students must complete at least 160 actual hours of practice in a local planning agency or planning-related organization. Credit for this course is obtained under the core course, URP 4945 - Planning Practice.|
For questions pertaining to your application and admissions please contact Todd Hedrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the BURP program and its curriculum please contact John Renne, the BURP faculty coordinator, at email@example.com.