Get your B.S. in Urban and Regional Development

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About the Major

Study the economic development and sustainability of our built and natural environments.

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Examine urban and regional growth, land development, and real estate.

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Analyze data, use cartographic and geographic information systems

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Learn about topics ranging from sustainable development and population geography


Your degree will prepare you for development-related careers in both the public and private sectors.

  • Regional planner
  • Land development project manager
  • City manager
  • Sustainability specialist
  • GIS specialist
  • Real estate agent

Recent Alum Thrives Using Regional Development Degree

Alex Prewitt (Urban and Regional Development, 2010) shares how working on real-world problems at the UA helped prepare him to thrive as an entrepreneur in the world of real estate.


Sample courses include:

  • GEOG 302: Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • GEOG 367: Population Geography
  • GEOG 330: Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 456: The American City

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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