The Sustainable Urban Development curriculum consists of a 74-credit set of required core area coursework:

  • Core (59 credits)
  • Core electives (15 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 worksheet can help track your progress through the program. 

SUD Core Courses

All courses are five credits unless otherwise noted.

Introductory courses (must complete all of the following):

Methods requirements

  • 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)

Capstone requirement (select one):

Core electives

15 credits from the list of approved courses with at least five credits in environmental science.

General electives (varies)

The balance of credits taken are upper-division general 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.