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Urban Planning/B.A. Architectural Studies Joint Degree

This program leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and the Master of Urban Planning which combines six years into five years of study. A total of 154 credit hours is required, comprised of 39 hours in urban planning and 115 hours in architectural studies. Students wishing to pursue this option must apply during the third year of study. Students must meet all of the required courses for the bachelor degree and have a minimum 3.25 grade point average. In the fourth year of undergraduate study, a student will take the same courses as a first year graduate student. The student may submit GRE scores during the junior year but must submit GRE test results in the senior year. If the student has completed all first-year planning courses and been accepted for admittance by the end of the fourth year of study, the student will officially enter the graduate program to pursue the second year of study toward the completion of the Master of Urban Planning.

The B.A. Architectural Studies - Master of Urban Planning “4+1” Curriculum

Year One: See the B.A.-M.U.P. advisor about requirements and course options. Complete 30-36 credits that count toward the B.A., as shown below.

English 101 3 English 102 3
Mathematics 105,106 or 113 3 Lab Science 4
Architecture 103 3 Communications/Logic 3
Architecture 105 3 Architecture 104 3
Social Science 3 Architecture 106 3
Humanities 3 Social Science 3
  16   17

Year Two: Check progress with the B.A.-M.U.P. advisor and continue work on the Architectural Studies core courses, distribution classes, and other requirements. Complete an additional 30-36 credits as shown below and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Foreign Language 5 Foreign Language 5
English (200-level or above) 3 Natural Science 3
Western Civilization I 3 Western Civilization II 3
Architecture 340 3 Architecture 341 3
Humanities 3 Social Science 3
  17   17

Year Three: Enroll in an additional 30-36 credits of course work so that 100 credit hours are completed before the fall semester of the fourth year. These credits should include any degree requirements that are not Architecture Major Electives, Interest Area Electives or Electives of Choice. In addition, to fill some of the five elective courses listed below, consider enrolling in UBPL 300 Planning the American City; UBPL 522 History of the American City; or UBPL 565 Principles of Environmental Planning. Make sure that at least 21 upper-division credits (classes numbered 300 and above) are completed by the end of the third year. Please meet with the B.A.-M.U.P. advisor during the fall semester. By March, submit the internal application (for the B.A.-M.U.P.) so that you may enroll in urban planning classes during the fourth year, and make sure that your GPA is at least 3.25 by the end of the third year.

Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 3
Architecture 342 3 Non-Western Culture 3
Humanities 3 Natural Science 3
Architecture Elective 3 Architecture Elective 3
Interest Elective 3 Interest Elective 3
    Choice Elective 3
  15   18

Year Four: Meet with the B.A.-M.U.P. advisor to confirm that all course work is appropriate for completion of the B.A. requirements and that enrollment in urban planning classes meets the first-year requirements for the M.U.P. Complete the required 24 credits of graduate classes in urban planning and submit the full application for the M.U.P. degree by July 1 following the fourth year. Enroll in 6 credits of urban planning electives during the summer following the fourth year.

UBPL 741 Quantitative Methods I 3 UBPL 705 Economic Analysis 3
UBPL 815 History & Theory 3 UBPL 742 Quantitative Methods II 3
Urban Planning Elective 3 UBPL 736 Planning Institutions 3
Urban Planning Elective 3 Urban Planning Elective 3
  12   12

Summer following Year Four:

Urban Planning Elective 3    
Urban Planning Elective 3    
  6    

Year Five: Meet with the M.U.P. advisor to make sure that appropriate progress to degree is being made. Complete the courses listed below.

UBPL 850 Urban/Regional Theory 3 UBPL Implementation Seminar 3
UBPL 763 Professional Practice 3 Urban Planning Elective 3
Urban Planning Elective 3 Urban Planning Elective 3
Urban Planning Elective 3 Urban Planning Elective 3
  12   12

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