Curriculum

The newly revised Sustainable Urban Development curriculum consists of a 74-credit set of required core area coursework.  Students admitted to SUD prior to Autumn 2015 can continue under the current plan (below) or the previous 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.  

Degree planning worksheet (PDF)

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)

Core electives

20 credits from the list of approved courses with at least five credits in (TESC) environmental science.  Note: With permission from the program, honor students may take T SUD 493 Capstone Seminar as one of the core elective.  The 5 credit TESC requirement still applies.

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.