BA in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

Course Accredited By

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
Huxley’s Urban Planning and Sustainable Development (UPSD) major emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to solving complex problems that face communities. The program emphasizes a concern for progressive change that is needed in the design of equitable, healthful, livable, diverse and sustainable communities for present and future generations.
  • The curriculum combines urban planning, sustainable design, policy and environmental science to provide students with an understanding of the multidimensional issues in urban development. Students exit the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to make positive changes towards sustainability in an increasingly complex world.
  • Our program aspires to serve diverse communities and we encourage students with a breadth of backgrounds and life experiences to apply.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 62
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission
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Requirements

Students select either Option A: Environmental Studies Foundation courses OR Option B: Environmental Sciences Foundation Courses.
Foundations Option A: Environmental Studies Foundation (32 credits minimum)

Students must complete the following Option A courses: ECON 206 and ENVS 201 and ENVS 203 and MATH 112 or MATH 114 or suitable math placement score before applying to the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development major.
ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics Credits: 4
ENVS 201 - Understanding Environmental Data and Information Credits: 3
ENVS 203 - Physical Geography Credits: 4
ENVS 303 - Introduction to Environmental Studies I: Human Ecology and Ethics Credits: 5
ENVS 305 - Introduction to Environmental Studies II: History and Policy Credits: 5

One course from:
ENVS 355 - Environmental Law and Policy Credits: 4
or UEPP 355 - Environmental Law and Policy Credits: 4
ENVS 450 - Science in the Policy Process Credits: 4
ENVS 456 - Environmental Governance Credits: 4

One ENVS/ESCI/UEPP course, 200-300 level (4-credit minimum)
One upper-division natural science course at 300-400 level (3 credit minimum)
The one upper-division natural science course can be an ESCI course, an approved natural science course in ENVS, or from any other science department. Students should be aware of prerequisites in other science departments.
Foundations Option B: Environmental Sciences Foundation (35 credits minimum)

Students must complete the following Option B courses: ENVS 201, BIOL 101 or BIOL 204, CHEM 161, MATH 114 or suitable math placement score before applying to the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development major.
Students should be aware of any additional prerequisites for ESCI courses.
One course from:
BIOL 101 - Introduction to Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
ENVS 201 - Understanding Environmental Data and Information Credits: 3
ENVS 303 - Introduction to Environmental Studies I: Human Ecology and Ethics Credits: 5
ENVS 305 - Introduction to Environmental Studies II: History and Policy Credits: 5


One course from:
ENVS 203 - Physical Geography Credits: 4
ESCI 225 - Beginning Ecology Credits: 4


Three courses from:
ESCI 302 - Environmental Disturbances Credits: 4
ESCI 330 - Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Credits: 4
ESCI 333 - Introduction to Environmental Toxicology Credits: 4
ESCI 361 - Water Quality Credits: 5
ESCI 380 - Energy and Environment Credits: 4
ESCI 392 - Introduction to Global Change Credits: 3
ESCI 404 - Indigenous Resource Management in the Salish Sea Credits: 5
ESCI 442 - Introduction to Remote Sensing Credits: 5
ESCI 463 - Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment Credits: 3
Or other ENVS/ESCI/UEPP 300- or 400-level courses with advisor approval.Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Major Core Courses (70 credits minimum)

Planning History, Theory and Knowledge (20 credits)

ENVS 343 - Urbanization: Processes and Patterns Credits: 4
or UEPP 343 - Urbanization: Processes and Patterns Credits: 4
ENVS 361 - Introduction to Planning Credits: 3
or UEPP 361 - Introduction to Planning Credits: 3
UEPP 370 - History of Planning Credits: 3

One course from:
UEPP 373 - Transportation Systems and Planning Credits: 3
UEPP 464 - Topics in Planning Credits: 3 (Specifically: Pedestrian and Bike Planning)
ENVS 461 - Land Use Law Credits: 4
or UEPP 461 - Land Use Law Credits: 4
UEPP 462 - Planning Theory Credits: 3
Planning Methods (17 credits minimum)

UEPP 360 - Plan Graphics and Site Design: Methods in Urban Design Credits: 3
UEPP 374 - Land Use Regulation & Technical Writing Credits: 3
ENVS 457 - Environmental Dispute Resolution Credits: 4
or UEPP 457 - Environmental Dispute Resolution Credits: 4
UEPP 475 - Community Development and Participatory Methods Credits: 3

One course from:
ENVS 320 - GIS I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science Credits: 4 (if not selecting the
Geospatial Analysis Specialization)
ENVS 322 - Analysis of Spatial Data Credits: 4
ENVS 372 - Natural Hazards Planning Credits: 5 (if not selecting the Hazards Planning Specialization)
ENVS 442 - Regional Environmental and Economic Resource Modeling Credits: 4
or UEPP 442 - Regional Environmental and Economic Resource Modeling Credits: 4
Planning Skills (12 credits)

UEPP 470 - Planning Studio I: Urban Design Methods Credits: 3
UEPP 472 - Planning Studio II: Plan Development Credits: 6
UEPP 473 - Planning Studio III: Plan Implementation Credits: 3Planning and Diversity (3 credits minimum)


One course from:
ENVS 443 - Social Justice and the City Credits: 4
or UEPP 443 - Social Justice and the City Credits: 4
ENVS 463 - Native American Planning and Natural Resources Policy Credits: 3
or UEPP 463 - Native American Planning and Natural Resources Policy Credits: 3
Planning Elective Specialization (10 credits minimum)

Courses from one of the specialization groups listed below:
Geospatial Analysis Specialization:
ENVS 320 - GIS I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science Credits: 4
One course from:
ENVS 419 - Applications in GIS Credits: 3
ENVS 420 - GIS III: Analysis and Modeling Credits: 5
One course from:
ENVS 321 - GIS II: Computer Cartography Credits: 4
ENVS 422 - Advanced Spatial Analysis Credits: 4
Hazards Planning Specialization:
ENVS 362 - U.S. Disaster Policy Credits: 4
ENVS 372 - Natural Hazards Planning Credits: 5
ENVS 476 - Disaster Reduction and Emergency Planning Studio Credits: 4
Student and Faculty Designed Specialization:
Three courses for a total of 10 or more credits.
Completion of Minor with Faculty Advisor and UPSD Program Director approval.
Culminating Courses - Capstone and Experiential (8 credits minimum)

Huxley Capstone

Students are required to take one ENVS/ESCI/UEPP approved course with a capstone “CPST” attribute during their senior year. A capstone class is a field or project-based class that can be taken by students from one of these departments (ENVS/ESCI/UEPP). This class is meant to be a culminating experience for the students bringing all the varied disciplines together as applied work on a real-world issue. Several capstone options are open to all Huxley College students; others have prerequisites.
Urban Planning and Sustainable Development majors are encouraged to select from ENVS 410, ENVS/UEPP 474, or ENVS/ESCI 493 as their capstone.
One Capstone course from (minimum 3 credits):
ENVS 410 - Agroecology and Resilient Communities Credits: 4
ENVS 417 - Science, Management and Outreach of Contaminated Sites Credits: 3
ENVS 429 - Pyrogeography Credits: 4
ENVS 430 - Borderlands: Resource Management Credits: 4
ENVS 466 - Greening Business Applications Credits: 5
ENVS 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
or UEPP 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
ENVS 491 - Environmental Communication Credits: 5
ENVS 493 - Environmental Impact Assessment Credits: 5
ENVS 496 - Environmental Stewardship Credits: 5
ESCI 454 - Science, Management and Outreach of Contaminated Sites Credits: 4
ESCI 470 - Ecological Restoration Credits: 5
ESCI 490 - Environmental Risk Assessment Credits: 4
ESCI 491 - Oceanography of the Salish Sea Credits: 4
ESCI 493 - Environmental Impact Assessment Credits: 5
ESCI 494 - Marine Conservation Credits: 5
Experiential

One or more courses (minimum 5 credits):
UEPP 498A - Senior Thesis Credits: 1-15
UEPP 498B - Internship Credits: 1-15
UEPP 498C - Senior Project Credits: 1-15
UEPP 498D - International Study Credits: 1-15
An approved ENVS/ESCI/UEPP 437 Faculty-Led Study Abroad


 

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter

 International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter

 Direct Admission $24167

 Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $8463

 Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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