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Geography and City and Regional Planning

Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning

Degree Requirements

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.

1. Major requirements (36 units)

Lower-Division Core courses (3 units)
CRP 80

Upper-Division Core Courses (27 units)
CRP 110, CRP 115, CRP 120, CRP 125, CRP 130, CRP 135, CRP 140, CRP 150A, CRP 150B

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

2. General Education requirements (48 units)*

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing 

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

5. Total units (120)**

* Of the required General Education units, 6 units will satisfy  Area D2 (CRP 80) and Area ID (CRP 125).

** G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements (See Degree Requirements).

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.

Please reach out to the College of Social Sciences Advising Center for:

  • Advising on majors, minors, and certificates within the COSS
  • Academic Plans
  • Class Registration Assistance
  • General Education Requirements
  • Degree Requirments/Grad Checks
  • How to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  • Clearing Registration Holds
  • Change of Major (within the COSS)


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