Minor in Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and regional planning is one area of public administration that has seen considerable growth over the past few years. The Minor in Urban and Regional Planning looks at all of the diverse and competing interests in the fields and provides the basics for those interested in employment in this field.

The 21-credit-hour Minor in Urban and Regional Planning consists of the following seven core courses. For more information, please visit the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

PAD 3330: Urban and Regional Planning

This course covers planning topics such as land use, and comprehensive and urban planning as they relate to the physical aspects of the natural and human
Offered in fall and spring

PAD 4712: Information Systems for Public Managers and Planners

This course covers the knowledge and skills concerning information technologies important for planners and public managers, including use of GIS to manipulate and analyze spatial data.
Offered in spring

PAD 4331: Land Use and Planning

The study of land use and planning to include zoning variances, non-conformities, development agreements, subdivision controls, redevelopment and sprawl.
Offered in fall

PAD 4334: Urban Design

This course covers the theories and concepts of the physical, cultural, social and financial factors associated with urban design.
Offered in spring

PAD 4253: Community and Economic Development

This course will examine local and regional economic development strategies, with an emphasis on effective policy setting and planning.
Offered in fall

PAD 4351: Issues in Environmental Program Management

The study of environmental policy making processes, programs, and problems through lectures, field study, and research projects.
Offered in spring

PAD 4803: Issues in Urban Administration

The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of public policy and administrative responses to socioeconomic problems within the urban
Offered occasionally

Admissions and Advising
Students pursuing this undergraduate minor must be in a degree-seeking program, and the minor is awarded at completion of the degree program. This is an open-enrollment program, which means that there is no application process. Rather, students must complete an electronic minor declaration form. For more information, please contact our undergraduate advisor, Steven Carrillo.