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Urban planning is shaping the way our cities, states and communities operate, how people navigate the globe, and how cities are planned for success. Urban planners guide communities in making wise decisions about their use of land and resources. The BSP program in urban planning provides students with expertise in both the analysis and the synthesis of the physical, social, political and economic issues that shape urban and regional development. Planning includes:
Students take courses that include:
Urban Planning (BSP)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates in urban planning pursue career opportunities with private planning firms and governmental planning agencies (mainly at the city level, but also with county, state and federal entities). Some planners elect to pursue graduate degrees to develop specialty skills and to enhance their opportunities for career advancement.The urban planning degree, especially when combined with a focus on geographic information science, gives graduates an advantage in careers that combine urban planning with GIS and in other jobs dealing with urban issues, including: