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BS-URPN Policy Track

The Policy Track equips students for entry-level positions in planning-allied fields and prepares them for graduate studies in fields such as Urban Planning and Land Development. The core curriculum is based on theoretical training in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Students learn to deal effectively with the opportunities and challenges inherent in the development, growth and culture of neighborhoods, cities, and regions.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is a four year undergraduate degree and requires a minimum of 128 credit hours.

For more details about each course, view the listings in the Texas A&M Course Catalog.

Urban & Regional Planning Catalog 143 (2020 - 2021) Policy Track Program Semester Curriculum*

Total Credit Hours: 120

First Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
ENGL 104 Composition & Rhetoric 3
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
LAND 101 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Practice 1
URPN 201 The Evolving City 3
History University Core Curriculum 3
First Year Experience 0
Semester Credit Hours 16

First Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
ARCH 250 Survey of World Architecture History II 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
POLS 207 State & Local Government 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
URPN 202 Building Better Cities 3
Semester Credit Hours

15

Second Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
URPN 210 Urban Analytical Methods I 3
RENR 205 Fundametals of Ecology 3
LAND 240 History of Landscape Architecture 3
General Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum (SOCI 205 preferred) 3
Semester Credit Hours 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
URPN 310 Urban Analytical Methods II 3
Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum 4
History University Core Curriculum 3
Sociology Requirement (upper level)** 3
General Elective 3
Semester Credit Hours 16

Third Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
ENGL 210 Technical Writing 3
RENR 215 Ecology Lab 1
URPN 220 Digital Communications I 3
URPN 302 Planning Law 3
RENR 375 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
Concentration Elective** 3
Semester Credit Hours 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
CARC 481 Seminar 1
URPN 483 Studio in Urban & Regional Planning 4
URPN 401 Policy Implementation 3
URPN 325 Intro to GIS 3
URPN 330 Land Development 3
KINE 120 or any core science 1
Semester Credit Hours 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Listing Class Credits
URPN 494 or CARC 301 Internship or Field Studies in Design Innovation 6
Study Abroad of 2 Concentration Electives** 6
Semester Credit Hours 6 or 12

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Listing Class Credits
URPN 331 Public & Private Infrastructure Funding 3
URPN 493 Urban and Regional Planning Capstone 5
Concentration Elective 3
General Elective 4
Semester Credit Hours 16

*Subject to change

**See advisor for a list of approved courses.

A grade of C or better is required in courses under major coursework and supporting coursework.
Study abroad students will take CARC 301, CARC 311, and CARC 331. Other university courses will be approved individually through adviser.

Internship students will register for URPN 494 in 4th year, fall semester. Two approved supporting coursework courses must be taken in semesters other than fall 4th year.

Questions?

For more information about the BS-URPN program, please contact:

Douglas F. Wunneburger, PhD
Instructional Professor and Program Coordinator
College of Architecture
Langford Architecture A 347D
d-wunneburger@tamu.edu
979.845.8756 

Janet Richards
Academic Advisor IV
College of Architecture
Office of Student Services
Langford A219H
jrichards@arch.tamu.edu
979.845.3941