Online Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

The online Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning degree at Arizona State University introduces you to the broader purpose of planning, while focusing on practice and application. The program offers expertise in the analysis and synthesis of the social, physical, economic and political factors that affect urban and regional development.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

The urban planning field encompasses areas of expertise such as urban and development economics, geographical information systems, housing, transportation and landscape design. As a student in this program, you will gain skills in these areas to help communities make smart decisions about the use of land and resources. Your coursework will explore areas such as planning, analysis, and law and will examine the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of urban planning.

The program will prepare you for career opportunities in private planning firms or government agencies. You may also choose to pursue graduate work to develop a more specialized urban planning focus.

Featured courses


PUP 301: Introduction to Urban Planning (L)


PUP 190: Sustainable Cities ((HU or SB) & G)


GIS 205: Geographic Information Science I (CS)


GIS 270: Statistics for Geography and Planning


PUP 424: Planning Methods


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online BSP in Urban Planning have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Commercial Real Estate Associate


Growth: 10.3 %
Salary: $58,670

Compliance Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $76,860

Landscape Architect


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $65,760

Real Estate Appraiser


Growth: 14.4 %
Salary: $54,010

Real Estate Assessor


Growth: 14.4 %
Salary: $54,010

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Transportation Dispatcher


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $92,460

Urban Planner


Growth: 12.8 %
Salary: $71,490

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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