Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
9/7/2016Salisbury University
Proposal
BSUrban and Regional Planning11/6/2016Approved2/1/2017
Urban and Regional Planning Program Description
Currently, the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University offers a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a track in Environmental and Land Use Planning.  The department proposes to promote the planning track to a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (URPL B.S.).  The proposed URPL B.S. program will enhance the planning curriculum by integrating existing social and physical sciences courses into this professionally based discipline.  It provides students with the multidisciplinary background and analytical and empirical planning skills needed to prepare professional planners for the public and private sectors.  The multidisciplinary approach allows students to pursue a broad array of ideas and perspectives.  The required core classes will allow students to develop a solid background in planning and related disciplines including economics, political science, mathematics, geographic information science, (GIS) and geography.  Students will choose one of two tracks (Land-Use Planning or Environmental Planning).  In addition, students will be strongly recommended to complete one minor area: Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, GIS, History, or Political Science.