Urban Planning  (Minor)

Interested in challenges such as planning for alternative transportation, housing diverse social groups and forging community partnerships for urban revitalization? Learn about some of the most pressing issues experienced by urban areas across the globe and about the planning tools often used to tackle those issues.

Program Description

The urban planning minor introduces students to the field of urban, regional and environmental planning. Students in the urban planning minor are exposed to the theories, methods and practices of the profession.

Some of the content area options available to students in the urban planning minor include:

  • comprehensive planning
  • planning law
  • public policy formulation
  • site planning
  • socioeconomic and environmental analyses
  • sustainable planning
  • urban design

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BSP in urban planning

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor requires completion of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 must be upper-division. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

Required Course -- 3 credit hours
PUP 301: Introduction to Urban Planning (L) (3)

Urban Planning Electives -- 6 credit hours
PUP Elective (6)

Upper-Division Urban Planning Electives -- 9 credit hours
PUP Upper Division Elective (9)

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

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