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Community and Regional Planning, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
The Department of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State is one of the nation’s largest and longest established planning programs, and one of only 16 accredited undergraduate planning programs in the United States. Planning is the profession that is dedicated to helping society manage change. Planners help to evaluate and seize opportunities and to understand and solve problems.
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Overview

As a community and regional planning major you will combine classroom and studio-based instruction to learn how to use a systematic, creative approach to influence and manage the social, economic, and physical change of neighborhoods, small towns, cities, suburbs, metropolitan areas, regions, and states.Your classes will work closely with local communities or governments to explore genuine planning problems and solutions.

You may also choose from five different areas of focus, including Community Development and Social Policy, Ecological and Environmental Planning, Regional and International Planning, Physical Planning and Urban Design, or Transportation and Land Use.

A degree in this major will prepare you for a career working with cities, counties, federal government agencies, consulting firms, computer software companies, and a wide variety of other career paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The North American Metropolis
  • World Cities and Globalization
  • Environmental Planning
  • Planning Methods Studio
  • Urban Geography
  • Practicum
  • Professional Practice Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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