Development and Environmental Planning Certificate


The Development and Environmental Planning Certificate provides students with abilities to recognize natural and regulatory limitations on land development, analyze the impacts of land development on the natural environment, and apply land development techniques that minimize environmental degradation and promote environmental sustainability.

Effective Fall 2015, the certificate is available to all students admitted to the graduate school. The certificate can also be completed as an option under the MBA degree program. The certificate is not currently available for on-line (distance education) study. A certificate of completion is issued by the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.

The certificate program consists of 12 semester hours that includes:

  • 6 semester hours of core courses
  • 6 semester hours of planning electives

1. Core (6 s.h.) Required:
PLAN 6045: Environmental Planning and Policy (3)
PLAN 6305: Developmental Planning and the Environment (3)

2. Electives (6 s.h.) Required:
Two 6000-level PLAN courses (3 s.h. each) approved by the student's graduate advisor, excluding PLAN 6038.

Contact the Certificate Coordinator or view the 2015-16 graduate catalog for more information at Planning Certificate