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Community & Regional Planning

Founded 2001

Deborah Howe, F.A.I.C.P., Ph.D.

Chair
West Hall 210
267-468-8300
crp@temple.edu
www.ambler.temple.edu/crp

There is an urgent need in this region and throughout the nation for professionals involved in developing plans for the growth and revitalization of urban, suburban, and rural communities. Students with degrees in planning have many employment options in the public and private sectors.

The mission of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Temple University is to strengthen the effectiveness of planning practice in creating healthy, sustainable communities. Our educational programs prepare students with the understanding, values and skills that enable positive contributions in a rapidly changing world. Our research and service seek to advance knowledge and guide public decision making.  Our place is metropolitan Philadelphia. We have a responsibility for articulating public interests that are important not only to Philadelphia, but to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region.  (Adopted by the faculty, Department of Community and Regional Planning, February 2008)

The Community and Regional Planning program helps students understand how to create and evaluate plans that make the best use of a community’s land and resources for commercial, institutional, residential, and recreational purposes. Through classroom experience, team projects, and a required internship, students learn about the economic issues of planning and develop sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions. They acquire communication and problem-solving skills through knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), site planning, planning and zoning law, research and design methods, American political institutions, negotiation, and mediation. Students in Community and Regional Planning have the opportunity to take advantage of the Center for Sustainable Communities to obtain practical experience on campus.

 

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. A grade of C- or higher is required in all required General Education courses and in the required courses for the major.  At least half of the courses required for the major must be completed at Temple University.

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1.  University requirements

  • Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.  See below for a list of the specific courses that are required for Community and Regional Planning majors.
  • Students must complete requirements of the university General Education (GenEd) program (35-36 s.h.)  

2.  Community and Regional Planning (C+R PLN) major requirements (14 courses with minimum of 42 s.h.)

  • Eleven (11) Required Community and Regional Planning Courses (33 s.h.):

        C+R PLN 1017, 1027, 2014, 2114, 2213, 2496, 2513, 2524, 3889, 4885, and 4896.

  • Three (3) Community and Regional Planning Electives: C+R PLN courses at the 2000-level or higher (9 s.h.)

3.  Electives (approximately 46-47 s.h.)

  • Students should consult with their advisor for recommended electives.

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester.

 

Year 1 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 1017 Introduction to Community & Regional Planning 3  
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU  
Elective   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1 - Spring 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 1027 (S) History & Practice of Community & Regional Planning 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
CIS 1055 Computers & Applications (if needed) or Elective 3-4  
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 2513 (F) Analytical Methods in Planning 3  
C+R PLN 2524 (F) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3  
IH  0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology 3 GS
Elective   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2 - Spring 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 2114 (S) Urban Form & Design 3  
C+R PLN Elective 2000-level or higher 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG 
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 3 - Fall 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 2213 (F) Environmental Planning 3  
C+R PLN 2496*(F) Planning Communications        3 WI
Electives   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 9  
Semester Total     15  
* Writing-intensive course for the major.
 
Year 3 - Spring 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN  2014 (S) Planning Policy and Law 3  
C+R PLN Elective 2000-level or higher 3  
Electives   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 9  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 - Fall 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 3889 (F) Planning Studio 3  
C+R PLN 4885 ^ Internship & Professional Practice in Planning 3  
Electives   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 9  
Semester Total    15  
^ May be taken in the summer between Years 3 and 4 or in Year 4-Fall.
 
Year 4 - Spring 
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+R PLN 4896* Community & Regional Planning Senior Capstone Seminar 3 WI
C+R PLN Elective 2000-level or higher 3  
Electives   Consult with your advisor for suggested options. 9 -11  
Semester Total    15-17  
* Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
 
Degree Total     124  

 

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