Planning and Community Development Certificate

The Planning and Community Development undergraduate certificate offers students and professionals a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive education in planning and community development to help you further your career goals. The certificate is tailored to students seeking a specialization and/or improving their credentials in the field of planning and community development.

You will learn how to identify issues confronting your communities and design strategies for change through community planning, urban and regional planning, citizen participation, community design, economic development, advocacy and sustainable development.

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete and be awarded an undergraduate degree. For more information about adding an undergraduate certificate, see your advisor.


Program Highlights

  • Available 100 percent online, on campus or combined.
  • Option to substitute classes for courses that suit your individual interest and are related to the certificate. (upon approval of undergraduate certificate program coordinator)
  • This discipline is also available as a minor to complement another major. 

Program Distinctions

  • An interdisciplinary program
  • Provides students with a concentration in core courses related to general planning
  • Also offered as a major, a minor and a graduate certificate

Popular Careers

  • Architects
  • Business managers
  • Economists
  • Elected officials
  • Public agency managers
  • Non-profit professionals
  • Government administrator

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