2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Urban and Regional Planning Minor


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The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability (GPS) offers a minor in urban and regional planning that is open to all Westfield State majors. The minor introduces the challenging and vital aspects of creating, improving, and sustaining communities, cities, and regions. It provides students with knowledge of how cities and regions function and how they can transform through planning, policy, design, and social action. While it cannot convey the full scope of regional planning, the minor is an excellent addition to many other degree programs and majors at Westfield State.

Requirements for the Regional Planning Minor


The requirement is 18 credits, twelve (12) of which must be at Westfield State University, as follows:

Foundation - Two GPS Courses (6 credits)


Electives - Any GPS Course (3 credits)


Any course, by advisement, that matches student’s interest.

With the Chair of GPS’s approval, an upper-level course (200 or 300 level) that another department offers may substitute for no more than two of the GPS courses. Students seeking more information about the minor should contact the GPS Chair.

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