Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*


Geography and Planning Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 2214)

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Planning is a discipline concerned with effective change and development in a positive and beneficial manner. It has many sub-areas that range from land-use planning to public service planning. The planning program at Buffalo State provides students with a sound, fundamental knowledge of one of two principal concentrations: urban planning or environmental planning. Students majoring in the program are encouraged to develop their own secondary area of interest in planning.

*Evening study available.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in the Major

40–42 cr

A. Required Courses for Both Concentrations (21 cr)

GEG 307

Conservation and Environmental Management

PLN 315

Principles of Urban and Regional Planning

PLN 325

Maps and Mapmaking Using GIS

PLN 390

Quantitative Methods in Geography and Planning

PLN 396

Research Methods

PLN 412

Community Planning Agencies and Issues

PLN 430

Senior Thesis

B. Concentration Electives (19-21 cr)

Select one of two concentrations:

1. Urban and Regional Planning Concentration Electives (21 cr)

Specialized required course (3 cr)

GEG 309

Urban Geography

Select six courses (18 cr) from the following (by advisement):

ECO 412

Urban Economics

ECO 424


GEG 305

Principles of Economic Geography

GEG 425

Fundamentals of GIS

GEG 427

Corporate Applications in GIS

GEG 485

Interactive and Web-Based Mapping

PLN 310

Urban Transportation Planning

PLN 330

Land Resource Analysis and Planning

PLN 340

Fundamentals of Zoning

PLN 341

Housing and Real Estate

PLN 401

Comprehensive Planning Principles

PLN 488

Internship (3 cr maximum)

PSC 215

Urban Government

2. Environmental Planning Concentration Electives (19-21 cr)

Students in this concentration must demonstrate college-level competency in general chemistry and general biology. These courses are taken outside of the major.

Select one course from the following:

BIO 212

Introduction to Organismal Biology and Diversity

BIO 213

Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Select one course from the following:

CHE 101

General Chemistry I

CHE 102

General Chemistry II

Electives selected by advisement (12-14 cr)

BIO 315

Ecology (4)

BIO 418

Limnology (4)

GEG 365

Soil Science and Management

GEG 375

Principles of Hydrology

GEG 386

Applied Climatology

GEG 421

Watershed Analysis

GEG 425

Fundamentals of GIS

GEG 428

Environmental Assessment and Planning Applications in GIS

GES 452


PLN 360

Environmental Impact Assessment

PLN 488

Internship (3 cr maximum)

PLN 370

Water Resource Planning

All College Electives: Urban-Regional Planning Concentration

39-45 cr

All College Electives: Environmental Planning Concentration

21-41 cr

Total Required Credit Hours (Either Concentration)

120 cr

Student Learning Outcomes for Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning, B.S.

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Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies