Sustainable Urban Development Degree Plan (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

2016-2017 Degree Worksheet     2015-17 Course Offerings

The Sustainable Urban Development curriculum consists of a 74-credit set of courses. Students admitted into tihs major prior to Autumn 2016 can follow this degree plan or the previous degree plan under which they were admitted. 

  • Introductory courses (13 credits)
  • Core courses (41 credits)
  • Core electives (20 credits)

In addition to the core coursework, students are required to complete general university requirements and electives, bringing their total number of credits to 180. This degree planning workshee can help track your progress through the program.  

Introductory Courses

Core Courses

Foundation courses (25 credits, all required)

Methods courses (16 credits, all required)

  • T GIS 311 Maps and GIS (6 credits)
  • T URB 225 Statistics for Urban Analysis or TMATH 110 Introductory Statistics with Applications (or equivalent)
  • T URB 350 Urban Research  (prerequisite of T URB 301 waived for SUD majors)

Major Electives (20 credits)

Any T SUD or T URB course that is not among the required Introductory Courses or Core Courses may be counted as an elective course toward the SUD major, except that a maximum of 10 credits total of T SUD 494, T SUD 498 may be counted toward these 20 credits.  In addition, any of the following courses may be counted as a major elective course toward the SUD major:

TESC 201 - The Science of Sustainability
TEST 332 - A Natural History of Garbage
TGEOG 101 - Introduction to Geography

General Electives

The balance of credits needed to meet University credit requirements are geneal electives.  Students may focus on an in-depth area of study (ie., a minor or certificate) or explore the liberal arts, business, social work or health-related fields.