Bioregional Planning and Community Design Academic Certificate

The Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program offers a certificate program that can be completed by students in other graduate programs who have an interest in planning.

This 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Bioregional Planning and Community Design is for graduate students enrolled in various professional disciplines (e.g., transportation engineering, environmental and natural resource management, architecture, landscape architecture, public administration) who want an emphasis in planning, but have chosen not to enroll in the M.S. degree. Students earning the certificate will gain knowledge, skills, and values in bioregional planning and be able to effectively employ planning concepts and principles within their discipline.

BIOP 520Introduction to Bioregional Planning

3 cr

BIOP 521Local and Regional Comprehensive Planning

3 cr

One of the following (3-4 cr):

BIOP 530Public Planning Theory and Process

2-3 cr - Max 3 cr

BIOP 560Bioregional Planning Studio I

4 cr

GIS Competency (3 cr):

LARC 495GIS Applications in Land Planning 2

3 cr

Or Equivalent Course/Demonstrated GIS Competency (e.g. GIS Certification).

Restricted Elective Course (3 cr):

One Restricted Elective Course

3 cr

Restricted Elective Course in a substantive planning specialization such as land use planning; community and economic development planning; health planning; transportation planning; hazards planning or other. Written approval by the Bioregional Planning and Community Design faculty member is required. See the BIOP Student Handbook for a list of acceptable restricted electives.

Courses to total 15 credits for this certificate