Urban and Regional Planning


Society's demands on the natural environment continue to increase as communities grow to meet population demands. Planning addresses the interface between the social, environmental and economic dimensions of communities and regions. Never before has the need to shape visions and guide community outcomes been greater.

The Urban and Regional Planning minor introduces the challenging and vital aspects of creating, improving, and sustaining communities and regions.

About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) strives to be a leading graduate program with excellence in planning education, research, and service for the citizens of the state, the nation, and the world. The department values diversity and strives to recruit and retain faculty and students with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.


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P.O. Box 115706
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Application should be made early so that guidance can be given for course selection and special studies parameters. Students must have a C+ GPA for admission to the minor and they must maintain a C+ GPA in all coursework for the minor. The only S/U course accepted is URP 4942.

The minor does not provide professional certification.

It is each student's responsibility to declare the minor through their major degree department or college and to obtain the required signatures from their department and URP.

Required Courses

URP 3001Cities of the World3
URP 4000Preview of Urban and Regional Planning3
Approved electives9
Total Credits15

Approved Electives

DCP 4000Overview of Historic Preservation3
URP 4273Survey of Planning Information Systems3
URP 4640Sustainable Urbanism in Europe3
URP 4740Housing and Urban Development3
URP 4744Neighborhood Planning3
URP 4804International Perspectives in Urban and Regional Planning3
URP 4882Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design3
URP 4905Exploration and Directed Study3
URP 4930Special Topics3
URP 4942Community Service3

Study Abroad/Off-Campus Studies

Students need approval before signing up for study abroad or off-campus studies for inclusion in the URP minor. Credits will not be accepted after a student has started study abroad or off-campus studies. Eligible programs should be offered by UF's International Center or the College of Design, Construction and Planning. URP’s undergraduate coordinator must determine eligibility of study abroad or off-campus coursework prior to taking the course. Accepted credits may vary from three to six, depending on the intensity and appropriateness of the selected program.