The BS Degree in Urban and Regional Planning
East Carolina University's Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning was granted a six-year accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015. It has been accredited since 2003.
The BS in Urban and Regional Planning at East Carolina University prepares professionals with a strong foundation in theories, methods, techniques and ethics of planning. The planning program curriculum, usually initiated in the second semester of the sophomore year, includes 33 semester hours of core courses in methods, theory, and law, as well as substantive foundations in geographic information systems, environmental planning, and urban design. Transfers from community colleges can finish the program in two years. The BS degree also requires 9 hours of electives within either the community planning or coastal planning area of emphasis, as well as 6 semester hours of additional electives. In your senior year, you will participate in an applied planning studio and write a capstone professional paper. An internship is strongly encouraged (academic credits available).