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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students complete 13 courses (52 credit hours).

Required Core (6 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
SUD 401SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT I: PLANNING, POLICY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
SUD 402SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT II: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT4
SUD 403BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT: PRACTICE AND IMPLEMENTATION4
SUD 404URBAN DESIGN LABORATORY4
SUD 501PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT4
SUD 502CAPSTONE - PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO4

Interdisciplinary Requirements (5 courses)

Geography
Course Title Quarter Hours
GEO 441GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
GEO 442GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT4
Public Service 
Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
MPS 511
SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MPS 526
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
MPS 541
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 571
METROPOLITAN PLANNING
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Statistics 
Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
SOC 402
STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
MPS 533
APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
GEO 491
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS
IT 403
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS
MAT 448
STATISTICAL METHODS USING SAS

Electives (2 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
ENV 402
URBAN ECOLOGY
ENV 506
SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS, HUMAN NEEDS, & SYSTEMS THINKING
GEO 445
PROGRAMMING IN PYTHON FOR GIS
GEO 491
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS
GSB 595
DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES: PRACTICUM
INT 408
NATURE, SOCIETY, AND POWER
MLS 404
THE CITY
MPH 557
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
MPS 511
SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
MPS 526
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
MPS 541
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
MPS 542
POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
MPS 546
ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
MPS 571
METROPOLITAN PLANNING (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
RE 525
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
RE 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Sustainability & the Built Environment)
SOC 412
DATA ANALYSIS (if not taken as an Interdisciplinary Requirement)
SOC 426
URBAN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
SOC 495
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
SUD 451
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND FOOD JUSTICE
SUD 490
SPECIAL TOPICS
SUD 499
INDEPENDENT STUDY
WRD 521
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRD 526
GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITING

Other courses may be taken as electives, with advisor approval.

Non-Credit Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
SUD 600CANDIDACY CONTINUATION0
SUD 601CANDIDACY MAINTENANCE0

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