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Geography - Urban and Regional Planning, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , UT,
This emphasis is ideal for students who: love cities and/or public lands, want to be involved in government without going into politics, have a talent for resolving conflict, are dismayed by the effects of bad policy on the urban and natural landscape, and want to make a difference in the world.

About

Planners guide the development of their neighborhoods, towns, and regions by applying conceptual, analytical, communication, and technological skills. Planners who have graduated from this program are employed in real estate and development, private consultancies, local governments, and federal or state land agencies.

This emphasis has a solid core of classes designed to give the student valuable understanding concerning the nature and importance of land use and resource planning. The focus is not only on conceptual knowledge, but on professional skills, including verbal and written communication, GIS and statistical analysis, creative and critical thinking, and working in teams with a variety of stakeholders. The final result is a graduate who will work successfully with people to help fashion their communities with the skill of a professional land use planner.  Graduates of this program have also pursued advanced degrees in geography, public administration, and real estate law.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • The Geographic Approach
  • Global Environment
  • Landscapes of Disaster: An Introduction to Natural Hazards
  • Geography and World Affairs
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Map Use and Interpretation
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Statistics for Geographers 
  • Introduction to Urban & Regional Planning
  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Planning Methods
  • Urban Planning Law
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Professional Planning Studio

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    294 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 294 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 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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