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Urban Planning/Geography Joint Degree

This program combines into three years of study the normal two-year Master of Urban Planning degree offered by the School of Architecture and Urban Design (48 credit hours) and the normal Master of Arts degree in Geography (30 credit hours) offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A program of 61 credit hours is required. This program leads to the Master of Urban Planning and the Master of Arts in Geography. See also Geography.

JOINT DEGREE WITH GEOGRAPHY LEADING TO THE
MASTER OF ARTS IN GEOGRAPHY and MASTER OF URBAN PLANNING

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
A. Total Combined Program

 

For MUP

For MA in Geography

Total

Required Courses for

 

 

 

Combined Degree       

21 cr

7 cr

28 cr

 

 

 

 

Concentration, Elective & Thesis

 

 

 

Courses For Combined Program

18 cr

15 cr

33 cr

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

39 cr

22 cr

61 cr

 

B.         Urban Planning Courses Required of all Joint Degree Candidates

Required Courses:

 

UBPL 705 – Economic Analysis for Planners   

3 credits

UBPL 736 – Planning Institutions                     

3 credits

UBPL 741 – Quantitative Methods I    

3 credits

UBPL 742 – Quantitative Methods II              

3 credits

UBPL 763 – Professional Practice       

3 credits

UBPL 815 – History and Theory of the Planning Process

3 credits

UBPL 850 – Urban and Regional Theory         

 3 credits

 

21 credits

 

 

Concentration Courses in Urban Planning

12 credits

Elective Courses in Urban Planning

6 credits

 

 

TOTAL URBAN PLANNING COURSE WORK

39 credits

 

C.             Geography Courses Required of All Combined Degree Candidates

Required Courses:

 

GEOG 714 – Field Experience

3 credits

GEOG 805 – Introduction

2 credits

GEOG 806 – Basic Seminar    

2 credits

 

 

At least one Techniques course (3 credit hours required)

3 credits

At least one Human Geography course (3 credit hours required)

3 credits

At least one Physical Geography course (3 credit hours required)

3 credits

 

 

Thesis Hours

 

GEOG 899 – Masters Thesis 6 credits

The Chair of the Masters thesis committee must come from the Department of Geography. At least one thesis committee member must come from the Urban Planning program. 

 

TOTAL GEOGRAPHY COURSE WORK

22 credits

Students will choose Techniques courses from among the following:

GEOG 513 – Cartographic Design

GEOG 517 – Data Handling and Map Symbolization

GEOG 526 – Remote Sensing of Environment I

GEOG 558 – Intermediate GIS

GEOG 710 – Information Design

GEOG 716 – Advanced Geostatistics

GEOG 726 – Remote Sensing of Environment II

GEOG 758 – Geographic Information Science

GEOG 802 – Urban GIS

GEOG 858 – Environmental GIS

GEOG 911 – Seminar in Cartography

GEOG 912 - Seminar in Quantitative Methods

GEOG 926 – Seminar in Remote Sensing

Other Geography courses at the 500-level or above may be used to fulfill requirements in this category on the basis of petition.

Students will choose Human Geography courses from among the following:

GEOG 515 – Behavioral Systems

GEOG 557 – Cities and Development

GEOG 575 – Geography of Population

GEOG 719 – Development of Geographic Thought

GEOG 751 – Analysis of Regional Development

GEOG 752 – Topics in Urban/Economic Geography

GEOG 771 – Topics in Cultural Geography

GEOG 772 – Problems in Political Geography

GEOG 773 – Humanistic Geography

GEOG 775 – Proseminar in Population Geography

GEOG 790 – North American Regions

GEOG 791 – Latin American Regions

GEOG 794 – Regions of the Former USSR

GEOG 795 – European Regions

GEOG 796 – Asian Regions

GEOG 957 – Seminar in Urban/Economic Geography

GEOG 970 – Seminar in Cultural Geography

GEOG 972 – Seminar in Political Geography

GEOG 975 – Seminar in Population Geography

Other Geography courses at the 500-level or above may be used to fulfill requirements in this category on the basis of petition.

Students will choose Physical Geography courses from among the following:

ATMO 525 – Air Pollution

GEOG 521 – Microclimatology

GEOG 531 – Topics in Physical Geography

GEOG 532 - Geoarcheology

GEOG 535 - Introduction to Soil Geography

GEOG 541 - Geomorphology

GEOG 731 – Topics in Physical Geography

GEOG 733 – Advanced Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques

GEOG 735 – Soil Genesis, Classification, and Distribution

GEOG 741 – Advanced Geomorphology

GEOG 756 – Energy Problems and the Economic-Physical Environment

GEOG 935 – Seminar in Soil Geography

GEOG 937 – Seminar in Vegetation Geography

GEOG 939 – Seminar Fluvial Systems

Other Geography courses at the 500-level or above may be used to fulfill requirements in this category on the basis of petition.


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