Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty put a strong emphasis on research along with their devotion for teaching, thus bringing together "cutting edge" knowledge and research methods into the classroom. Faculty bring their own interdisciplinary perspectives from their education and professional backgrounds in a variety of fields related to planning and community development. Another outstanding aspect of the program is faculty's interest in creating opportunities to involve communities and groups in service-learning classroom projects. These experiences enrich students' practical knowledge as well as leadership and professionalism. Motivated students are encouraged to participate in the faculty's research and projects, and to collaborate on presentations at conferences and meetings facilitated by faculty's national and international professional and research networks.
The faculty emphasize individualized attention and mentoring in working with the BS-URPN students. Several Upper-Level courses involve classes alongside graduate students. Specialized emphasis areas can offer students opportunities to collaborate with faculty on current projects, research, publications, and presentations.