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BS in Regional Planning: Land Use Planning and GIS Concentration

The Land Use Planning and GIS program prepares students for employment as land use analysts, geographic information system specialists, facilities managers, cartographers, remote sensing specialists, and county or city planners.

Coursework includes methods for identifying, modeling, and analyzing the spatial organization of human and environmental systems from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Data collection, spatial information management, and graphic presentation are integral skills taught in the program. Students in planning will graduate with a working knowledge of subdivision, land use, and zoning regulation. They will be familiar with strategies of economic development and both the theory and ethics of planning. Such skills could be and are used in coursework for the analysis of wildlife habitat, facilities management, land use planning and site design, transportation system design and maintenance.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

Regional Planning BS

Requirement Checklist (PDF)

Departmental Requirements:

  • Planning History
  • Cartography I
  • Intro to GIS
  • Intro to Planning
  • Planning Methods
  • Community Participation and Civic Engagement Seminar
  • Community Planning Practicum
  • Environmental Land Use Planning
  • Planning Design Studio I
  • Planning Design Studio II
  • Land Use Law
  • Planning Policy, Implementation and Administration
  • Planning Theory
  • Internship

Concentration Courses:

Four of the following:

  • Political Geography
  • Cartography II
  • Map and Photo Interpretation
  • Urban Geography
  • Transportation Planning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Technical Issues in GIS
  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
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    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
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  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.