The environmental and physical planning specialization offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB involves the study of how to use the planning process to resolve three broad sets of problems:
(Select one of the following two courses. The course not selected to meet the “Intro course” requirement may be used to meet part of the “elective courses” requirement.)
(Select one of the following two courses. The course not selected to meet the “methods course” requirement may be used to meet part of the “elective courses” requirement.)
Elective Courses (minimum two)
Note: Courses from other departments that contribute to specialized knowledge that can contribute to this specialization may be presented to the specialization director to be considered for approval.
As part of the requirement for graduation with an MUP, students seeking a specialization must prepare a professional project or at thesis related to that specialization. In rare cases, students may believe that they are unable to fit their specialization topic into the professional project. If so, they must still complete the professional project, but must consult with their Specialization Director about an additional class (most likely independent study) through which to demonstrate synthetic knowledge of the specialization. This may be done only with the Specialization Director’s approval.