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Law, Government, and Global and Public Policy

Urban and Regional Planning

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Ready for Careers in Sustainable Cities

In this program, you’ll learn to interpret urban contexts, analyze the scope of social and environmental problems, and apply urban planning concepts and techniques while collaborating with agencies and developers. You’ll learn both the broad knowledge and specialized skills for careers in public service, consulting, and development.

Contact Info

David Prytherch, Ph.D.

Professor and Departmental Advisor

Department of Geography

103 Shideler Hall

250 S. Patterson Ave.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

This major is interdisciplinary. Administered by the Department of Geography, it also includes courses from architecture, economics/business, political science, sociology, statistics, and sustainability.

  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
  • GEO 451 Urban and Regional Planning
  • GEO 462 Citizenship and the City
  • GEO 467 Land Use, Law and the State: Geographic Perspectives
  • GEO 457 Global Periphery’s Urbanization

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

Many planners work in city or county government, helping communities plan for the future and develop according to that vision. They work with elected and appointed officials and the public to identify community goals, research existing conditions and best practices, and design solutions. Planners also help develop and administer regulations to guide efficient, socially equitable, and sustainable development. Our graduates make a difference in communities across the U.S. and beyond.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 13% Job Growth Rate for Urban Planners in 2016-2026

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Radhames De Leon Hamilton Neighborhood Project
  • Rady worked with classmates to develop a proposal to revamp a struggling neighborhood in Hamilton, Ohio. It was just as important to preserve the community’s character as it was to renovate existing properties.

    Radhames “Rady” De Leon ’19
    Urban and Regional Planning

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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