Monday, March 7, 2011

Geography—Urban Planning Major (B.S)- Ohio University

This special curriculum is designed to provide some of the basic academic requirements for a career in urban planning in the United States. While working toward a conventional B.S. in geography, you will take certain required courses and select from an approved list of electives (both inside and outside the Department of Geography) that emphasize legal, social, political, and historical aspects of the planning profession. These courses simultaneously fulfill some of the Department and College requirements. The distinctiveness of the curriculum comes from the direction you are given and the preselection of courses in which you may enroll; these elements separate the special curriculum from the general geography program. To enroll in the preparation for urban and regional planning major, contact the chair of the Department of Geography as soon as possible, preferably not later than the beginning of your sophomore year.
The majority of job opportunities for planners are with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Their activities largely concern administration and implementation of federal programs, and continued funding depends upon Congress. While a bachelor’s degree can provide initial entry into the profession, job descriptions usually specify a master’s degree. It is recommended that you continue toward such a degree, which involves an additional two years of study and is offered by more than 70 American universities.

Ohio University President Vernon Alden with Campus Plan, 1963, by Ohio University Libraries

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