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Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning (BSCRP) program prepares students for professional careers in the understanding and design of human settlements. Practicing planners work in public agencies and private consulting firms, preparing comprehensive and area plans for projects, neighborhoods, cities, and entire regions. They address the use of land, housing, transportation, public facilities, infrastructure, and open space. This includes finding the means to make their plans become a reality by budgeting for public projects and programs and by reviewing and regulating private development. The constructive management of change is at the heart of the profession. This is a 120-unit degree. The student must have a C or better grade in courses in the major to graduate, and a cumulative minimum grade point average of C.  Admission to the degree program is given in year two (for freshmen) and year one for transfers after passing Introduction to Urban Planning (GCRP 81) with a C grade or better.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in geography and the option in city and regional planning requires the completion of 120 units.

Major requirements (45 units)

Lower Division Core courses (6 units)
GEOG 30, CRP 81

Upper Division Core Courses (36 units)
GEOG 141,184, CRP 100, 101, 102, 103, 104W, 105, 106, 107, 108

Electives in Planning (17 units)

CRP115, 118, 122, 127, 128, 132, 142, 143, 152, 167, 187T, BA 154, PH 161, CE 150, EES 104, EES 168, IT 198W, PLASI 175, SOC 144, SOC 184, SSCI 185



Additional requirements (22 units)

ECON 40/50, EES 4, SOC 163, BIOL 10, CRP 25, IS 52/IS 52L, PLSI 163/160/181

Remaining General Education requirements** (units)

Electives and remaining degree requirements (23 units)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a double major or minor.

Total (120 units)

*Some of these courses have one, or more, prerequisite courses that must be taken.

**Of the required General Education units, 9 units will be satisfied by the following three courses in additional requirements: 3 units of EES in G.E. Breadth B1, 3 units of ECON 40 in G.E. Breadth D3, and 3 units of SOC 163 in G.E. Area ID.

*Among the 39 lower division units, students are require to have taken the equivalents of

ECON 40        Principles of Microeconomics (GE D3)

BIOL 10         Life Sciences (GE B2)

EES 4              Environmental Sciences (GE B1)

Requirements for graduation

GE requirements:  39 units.
Lower division: 13 hours of which are GE
Upper division (required major): 42 units
Upper division (electives for support of major): 26 units 

 Advising Notes

  1. No General Education Integration or Multicultural/International course offered by the Department of Geography may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for geography majors.
  2. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the City and Regional Planning major.
  3. 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 adviser for further information.
  4. Students must complete 40 upper-division units as part of the requirements to earn a B.A.
  5. Students must regularly consult with their academic adviser.  Such consultation will facilitate course selection and enable the student to develop a program consistent with individual interests and needs.