City and Regional Planning, B.S.



Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

City and Regional Planning Major

1. Major requirements (36 units)

Lower-Division Core courses (3 units)

Upper-Division Core Courses (27 units)
CRP 110, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140, 150A, 150B; GEOG 184

Electives in City and Regional Planning or Geography (6 units)

2. General Education requirements (49 units)*

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements.)

5. Total units (120)**

* Of the required General Education units, 6 units will satisfy G.E. Area D3 (GEOG 81) and Area ID (GEOG 184).

** G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam.


Advising Notes

  1. General Education and elective units may be applied to a second major or a minor (see double major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.
  2. Students must regularly consult with their academic advisor. Such consultation will facilitate course selection and enable the student to develop a program consistent with individual interests and needs.
  3. The selection of electives within the major should be strongly influenced by career goals, interests in graduate study, and related matters.



Instruction at introductory and advanced levels is conducted by a faculty whose teaching and research interests are diverse. All major facets of the discipline are represented as are a number of specializations, which include medical geography, economic studies of China, urban revitalization, political ecology of natural resource management, environmental monitoring using remote sensing, urban air quality, urban and regional planning, environmental planning, and climate change and global governance.

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B.S. in City and Regional Planning

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The subject matter of geography is diverse. Geographers examine and analyze patterns of rural and urban settlement, resource exploitation, land use, social and cultural phenomena. They are concerned with the natural features and processes of the earth's surface, the ways in which nature has conditioned the human occupance of the earth, and the ways in which people have modified natural landscapes.

In sum, geography seeks to provide a broad understanding of the world, its people, and its problems and to provide applied specializations and technical skills that can address economic, social, and environmental problems at scales that range from local to global.

What You Can Do

There is a demand for geographers in the following fields:

  • Teaching
  • Planning
  • Cartography
  • Geogaphic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Locational Analysis
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Land and Resource Management
  • Policy Research
  • Transportation
  • Industrial Development
  • Environmental Analysis

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Physical Geography: The Earth's Surface
  • Geographic Information Systems I: Data Display and Manipulation
  • Violent Weather/Climatic Hazards
  • Global Environmental Change
  • People and Places - A Global Perspective
  • Environmental Pollution

What You Can Learn

  • How the many cultures of the world interact with one another
  • How the physical systems of the Earth function
  • The plight of nature, the values of nature preserved and humanity's attempt to preserve nature
  • Effects of human activities on the natural world
  • How to use geo-spatial analyses to study the physical and social sciences

About the College

The College of Social Sciences studies the human experience, including the depth of the past and the breadth of the entire planet.

We place emphasis on learning practical skills to aid you in your career. Our students do internships, participate in archaeological digs, or do service-learning projects with a non-profit agency. Students can assist on research projects or organize a social change project.

Whatever a student's major, they enjoy our witty and talented faculty and our caring staff as they discover our social world.

College Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-3013
FAX: (559) 278-7664

5340 N. Campus Drive MS/SS91
Fresno CA 93740-8019

Department Contact Information

Department of Geography
Office Location: Science Building, Room 182
Phone: 559.278.2797