Description of Major
This major educates students about planning as a problem-solving activity oriented toward the future with special emphasis on the built and natural environment and on improving the quality of life. It is a professional, studio-based five-year cooperative education program that is unique in the United States, which allows one to sit for the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) examination without receiving a graduate degree.
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Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for urban planning graduates, including: