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What will I learn?

A bachelor of urban planning and development will provide you with a solid grounding in the broad concepts and specific skills needed to excel as an urban planner in the public or private sector. Our industry-aligned curriculum and hands-on learning will outfit you with the expertise and confidence to achieve.

Required Courses

After completing a common course of study alongside other College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) students, you’ll declare your interest in urban planning. Our 120-credit degree pairs core courses in history and theory, land use and land development, and planning law with studio courses and a required internship.

Computer Requirement

A laptop computer is recommended for all urban planning students. Review the recommended computer hardware and software specifications to help you choose the tools that will augment the Urban Planning curriculum and activities. Please use these specifications as a guide when shopping.

Field Trips and Study Abroad

As an urban planning student, you will have the opportunity to take trips to places across the country and around the world that demonstrate a rich variety of approaches to planning and land development. These experiences will introduce a multicultural and diverse understanding of planning solutions.

Which department am I in?

R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$25,126.00 (18,65,291) per year
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester)
Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning

Architecture Building (AB), Room 104,

Ball State University,

MUNCIE,

Indiana,

47306, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if: you have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start; you have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution; you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree.

For international students

You should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if:

you have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start

you have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution

you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree

Required Scores to demonstrate English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT 79; IELTS 6.5 Band; Pearson's PTE 53

Dates and Deadlines - International Admissions must receive all your application materials by these dates for consideration for a specific term

Fall Term - application materials due by June 15th

Spring Term - application materials due by November 15th

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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