UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Urban Planning

Although the professional planning program offered at UWM is a master's degree requiring two years of graduate study, a number of planning courses are available to undergraduates. They include:

1. A cluster of introductory courses reviewing urban problems and solutions for freshmen and sophomores, and introducing urban planning to upper-level undergraduates.

2. A cluster presenting the planning process in a general urban context.

3. A group of upper-level courses that introduce more specialized aspects of planning in contexts ranging from neighborhoods, through suburbs, to new towns and planned communities; and approaches from fiscal planning to environmental issues.

These courses are offered to students interested in learning more about planning and the roles of planners in addressing urban problems, and complement other programs such as architecture, business, economics, engineering, geography, social work, sociology, and political science.

Certificate Program

The Department of Urban Planning also offers undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a Certificate in Urban Planning. All undergraduate students are eligible. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and a total of 18 credits from among designated courses are required. The intent of the program is to recognize those students who obtain a thorough introduction to urban planning through coursework. These courses provide students with an understanding of many of the most important problems facing urban society and help prepare students for a variety of careers and graduate study. Interested students should inquire in the Student Advising Office about either the Certificate Program or appropriate courses as preparation for graduate study in urban planning.


Both of the following (6 cr)

UrbPlan 140

Issues in Contemporary Urban Planning


UrbPlan 141

Urban Planning Solutions to Contemporary Urban Problems



One "Great Cities" course (3 cr)

UrbPlan 315

Planning for Great Cities of the World


UrbPlan 316

Planning for the Great Cities of America



One skills course (3 cr)

UrbPlan 591

Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


UrbPlan 651

Land Use Planning Practice


UrbPlan 655

Negotiation Theory and Practice for Planners



Electives: 6 Cr

Students may take any urban planning courses, including those listed above, to fulfill the elective credit requirement. Courses may be counted only once toward the certificate.

Total: 18 Urban Planning Credits



Urban Planning (URBPLAN)


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