ASU Online students pursuing an urban planning minor will learn more about the processes involved in urban and regional development, historical examples of city planning, as well as societal and environmental impacts. A minor in urban planning is a beneficial addition to degree programs in the areas of public policy, economics, political science, sustainability, among many others.

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The way cities are designed has an indelible impact on the people who call cities home. From housing to transportation, urban planning impacts the daily lives of people living in city environments. Students earning a minor in urban planning will be introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of planning, as well as its relationship with the environment and society. Students can specialize their minor program to include the courses that supplement degree programs to create a deeper understanding of urban environments. Courses include subject matters ranging from international planning to sustainable urbanism.


A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.

Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.

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