degrees
Undergraduate

The undergraduate program offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science (Course 11 / SB) major designed to prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors. The major also provides a foundation for students intending to do graduate work in law, public policy, development, urban design, management, and planning. The subjects in the major teach students the ways in which the tools of economics, policy analysis, political science, and design can be brought to bear on critical social and environmental problems in the US and abroad. In addition, students learn the special skills and responsibilities of planners who seek to promote efficient and equitable change. In consultation with their advisors, students can select from recommended concentrations described in the department's course maps or create their own stream tailored to a particular set of urban, policy, or planning concerns.

Starting in the Fall of 2018, the undergraduate program will also offer a Bachelor of Science in Urban Science and Planning with Computer Science (Course 11-6 / SB), jointly administered by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The new joint major will provide opportunities for students to devolve a robust grounding in the theory and practice of computer science as well as urban planning and policy-making. Combining urban planning and public policy, design and visualization, data analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, pervasive sensor technology, robotics, and other aspects of both computer science and city planning, students will gain experiential knowledge and technical skills to understand urban environments and craft innovative interventions.

The Department also offers a five-year combined SB/MCP degree, as well as minors in International Development, Public Policy, and Urban Studies.