Regional & Urban Planning

Program Committee: R. Patrick, Program Chair (Geography and Planning), A. Akkerman (Geography and Planning), K. Bell (Art and Art History), L. Berdahl (Political Studies), M. Freeland (Professional Associate), M. Gertler (Sociology), B. Gorelitza (Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute), G. Grismer (Professional Associate), J. Gunn (Geography and Planning), H. Lau (Professional Associate), L. St. Louis (Economics), S. Mark (Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute), R. Olfert (Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics), G. Sparks (Civil and Geological Engineering), R. Walker (Geography and Planning) and a student representative of the Planning Student's Association.

The Regional and Urban Planning program is a professional program, accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners and Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan. Planners are place-makers and community builders. Planning is concerned with the disposition of land, resources, facilities and services in urban and regional contexts. It combines technical knowledge with an esthetic understanding of what constitutes good urban design. Decisions about how communities grow are increasingly linked to public environmental consciousness, making planners one of the most active groups of professionals dealing with climate change, air and water quality and energy efficient community design. Planning is a discipline that links knowledge with action to improve public and private development decisions. Planning decisions affect people, places, the environment and economies. Professional planners are the front-line workers helping citizens, governments and the private sector come together to build communities with sustainable futures. Most of our graduates work for municipal or provincial governments, or for private sector development or planning consulting firms. Some also engage in non-traditional planning careers, such as at school boards or health regions. Others go on to further studies in architecture or research.

Students completing the major requirements will receive a B.A. Four-year or Honours in Regional and Urban Planning. Alternatively, students may select their electives in a way that allows them to meet the program requirements for Regional and Urban Planning as well as the requirements for a major or minor in another subject. In such cases the student may request an official letter from the Undergraduate Student Office indicating that they have also met the requirements for such a major or minor. However, a student may receive only one degree.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Regional & Urban Planning, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Regional & Urban Planning

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Regional & Urban Planning

Notes for Bachelor of Arts Four-year and Honours for Regional & Urban Planning