The Planning Specialization prepares students for jobs as town or city planners with Connecticut municipalities; as regional planners for the state’s regional councils of government (RCOG); and for positions at a variety of state agencies, non-profits and private consultant firms. The Planning curriculum introduces students to the historical, legal and applied contexts of planning in the United States and in the State of Connecticut, as well as to the various subfields of planning such as transportation planning, urban design, environmental planning, and economic development. Through the program, planning students are encouraged to develop proficiencies for communicating complex information through technical writing, oral presentations, visual data representation and GIS mapping.
The Geography Department offers the option to specialize in Planning for an undergraduate degree or minor.
Geography with Specialization in Planning, B.A.
A curriculum outline can be found in the course catalog.
Geography with Specialization in Planning Minor
Program requirements can be found here.