Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Undergraduate Minor

The purpose of the undergraduate minor in Urban and Regional Planning (URP) is to introduce students to the challenging yet vital work of shaping and guiding community and regional growth. Within the minor, the Department is attempting to expose students from other disciplines to the breadth of planning as well as the core of the program. With these goals in mind, students shall meet the following requirements:

Application should be made early so that guidance can be given for course selection and special studies parameters. It is each student’s responsibility to declare the minor through their major degree department or college and to obtain the required signatures from both their department and URP. To be accepted, students must have a C+ grade point average and maintain a C+ or higher GPA in all course work for the minor. The only S/U course accepted for the minor is URP 4942: Community Service. The minor does not provide professional certification.

Each student is required to take 5 courses for a total of 15 credits. These courses may be distributed across the curriculum in the following manner:

Course Requirements

Required Courses (Core): 6 credits
URP 3001: Cities of the World
URP 4000: Preview of Urban and Regional Planning

Any Three of the Following Courses: 9 credits
DCP 4XXX: Overview of Historic Preservation
URP 2931: Seminar in Urban and Regional Issues
URP 4273: Survey of Planning Information Systems
URP 4740: Housing and Urban Development
URP 4882: Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
URP 4905: Special Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
URP 4942: Community Service

Students need approval before signing up for study abroad or off-campus studies for inclusion in the URP minor. Credits will not be accepted after a student has started study abroad or off-campus studies. Eligible programs should be offered by UF’s International Center or the College of Design, Construction and Planning. URP’s undergraduate coordinator must determine eligibility of study abroad or off-campus coursework prior to taking the class. Accepted credits may vary from three to six hours, depending on the intensity and appropriateness of the selected program.