Urban And Regional Planning


Let’s face it, these aren’t the times of Columbus when there were entire continents to stumble upon. Land is a pretty limited resource, which is why there are Regional Planners who scope it all out and make recommendations for its best use. There’s work for Urban and Regional Planners with a bachelor’s degree, but the trend for most is to get a master’s.

Is This Major Right for You?

Do You Like These Things?

Regional Planning majors are all about organizing and categorizing. The rest of the world throws all the serving utensils together in a drawer, but Regional Planning majors have different districts and regions plotted out for the slotted spoons and spatulas.

Do You Have These Skills?

Regional Planning majors are good at multitasking. At one time they may be scoping out a location for a new school as well as figuring out details of a proposed road.

Who Shouldn't Pick This Major

If your Lego village was always overcrowded in one corner and barren in another, you may not get the concept of Regional Planning.

Is This What You Want After Graduation?

What You'll Learn

You’ll take classes in architecture and economics, learn about law and finance, and master computer modeling programs. You’ll also learn about statistics and geography.

Jobs You Might Get

Most work in this field is working for the government, whether at the city or state level. But there’s always opportunity for consulting work.


You’ll want to be well rounded with the classes you take. Make sure you get those extra curricular activities in there, too.


Get going with the networking right away. You never know when your college roommate is going to wind up mayor of the town that you’re helping reenergize.