FROSTBURG, Md. - Frostburg State University will launch a new major in Urban and Regional Planning this fall.
The new interdisciplinary major is a cooperative effort of the departments of geography, economics, political science and sociology to prepare students for careers in urban planning and regional development. Students who complete the program will earn a bachelor of science in Urban and Regional Planning degree.
FSU has been offering courses in urban planning for more than 40 years, and more than 200 graduates have specialized in urban issues. Rising professional standards for planners, greater levels of urban development, and the increasing demand for urban services in small towns led to the decision to develop a new major.
The new program will prepare students for professional employment, graduate study and certification.
Students in the urban and regional planning major will complete introductory courses in several social science disciplines, a 33-hour professional core of advanced courses and select a professional focus and elective courses.