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B.S. Regional Planning: Environmental Planner Concentration

The Environmental Concentration is designed to prepare majors in regional planning for careers in environmental fields or graduate study that leads to a variety of environmental positions. Students who elect this concentration will acquire knowledge of the physical and human processes that shape the environment, strategies for analyzing environmental issues, and concepts that underlie strategies for ameliorating environmental problems.

Students in planning will graduate with a working knowledge of subdivision, land use, and zoning regulation. They will be familiar with strategies of flood plain and wetland regulation, the management of waste and storm water, and environmental impact assessment. They will understand both the theory and ethics of planning. The skills acquired in this concentration will enable students to assess the causes, consequences, and solutions to a wide variety of environmental issues such as water pollution, acid rain, or tropical deforestation.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

Regional Planning B.S.

Requirement Checklist (PDF)

Required Courses in Planning:

  • 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 courses from the following:

  • GPS Concepts and Techniques
  • Geography of Energy
  • Energy Development and Compliance I
  • Map and Photo Interpretation
  • Climatology
  • Physiography
  • Geography of Fresh Water Resources
  • Biogeography for Environmental Managers
  • Remote Sensing
  • Conservation: Environmental Analysis
  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
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    Indiana, PA 15705
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