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Bachelor of Arts (b.a.) - Regional and Urban Planning
Bachelor of Arts (b.a.) - Regional and Urban Planning

Bachelor of Arts (b.a.) - Regional and Urban Planning

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  •  Required high school classes

  • SL or HL Mathematics

  • SL or HL Biology or Chemistry or Physics

  • Students can be admitted into this college with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before the second year of study.

  • Required grade average

  • Early admission: 24

  • If you apply by the early admission deadline and have an average of 24 or higher, you will be eligible for early admission.

  • Regular admission: 24

  • After the early admission deadline, we'll continue accepting applications until the final deadline. All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants. Based on last year's applicants, we expect to offer admission to students with an 24 average or above.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 6.5 With minimum individual scores of:

    • Reading: 6

    • Listening: 6

    • Speaking: 6

    • Writing: 6

  • TOEFL: Internet Based:86 With minimum individual scores of:

    • Reading: 19

    • Listening: 19

    • Speaking: 19

    • Writing: 19

Course Information

Planners balance science, aesthetics and community interests in the planning of healthy urban, rural and regional communities and environments. They work with community members, developers and elected officials to create places that optimize the use or preservation of society’s environmental, economic, social, cultural aesthetic, and infrastructure assets.

What you will learn

You will learn about the challenges of managing urbanization in a variety of contexts and about the latest innovations in planning policy and design. Some of the topics you’ll study include: land-use planning that integrates modern technologies, active transportation and transportation infrastructure, climate change solutions, energy conservation, protecting water supplies, and caring for natural areas. You will learn about community engagement, policy analysis and government processes, economics, planning and development law, geomatics, and conflict resolution.

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A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

  • Course, Description

  • Fall Term

  • ECON 111, Introductory Microeconomics

  • POLS 111, Democratic Citizenship in Canada

  • SOC 111*, Foundations in Sociology Society Structure Process

  • ENG 113*, Literature and Composition Reading Narrative

  • ART 136*, Extended Media I Foundation

  • Winter Term

  • SOC 112*, Foundations in Sociology Social Construction of Everyday Life

  • MATH 121*, Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics

  • GEOG 120*, Introduction to Global Environmental Systems

  • ENG 114*, Literature and Composition Reading Culture

  • CMPT 120*, Digital Document Processing

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Pre Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Decisions about how communities grow are increasingly linked to public environmental consciousness, making planners one of the most active professional groups dealing with climate change, energy efficiency and air/water quality. 

Some career opportunities include:

  • City planner

  • Town planner

  • Planning consultant

  • Environmental planner

  • Land use planner

  • Long-range planner

  • Transportation planner

  • Community consultant

  • Parks planner

  • Planning analyst

  • Recreation planner

  • Regional planner

  • Heritage planner

  • Zoning and bylaws planner

  • Neighbourhood planner

  • Economic development planner

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and safety planner

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