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M.S. Bioregional Planning and Community Design

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College of Art and Architecture
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2461
Moscow, ID 83844-2461

phone: (208) 885-4409
fax: (208) 885-9428


Urban Design Center
322 E Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

phone: (208) 334-2999

Integrated Design Lab
306 S 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702

phone: (208) 429-0220

Enhancing local communities

Prepare to create communities based on strategic, sustainable growth and enhance cultures, resource bases, the environment and economic health with this interdisciplinary program. Develop research and problem-solving skills while drawing on the expertise of nine academic departments in eight colleges. This program can be customized to fit your career plans.

Fast Facts

  • Interdisciplinary program bringing together experience and expertise from 9 academic departments in 8 colleges.
  • Partner with students and professors on real-life projects to help Idaho communities fulfill sustainable growth visions.
  • Opportunity to work with the Center for Effective Planning and Governance (CEPG).
  • AmeriCorps Member
  • Emergency Planner
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Product Development Lead
  • Regional Planner
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Regional Food Systems Planner
  • Recreational Planner


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
Regional Planners.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in Bioregional Planning and Community Design will complete a minimum of 43 required credits toward the degree. Download a PDF of the requirements.
Degree Prep Many of our students want to enhance their career opportunities with expertise and credentials in tactical community planning. A professional career in community planning requires a specific technical skill set, including the ability to think in terms of spatial relationships and to visualize the effects of plans and designs. You must also have strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to reconcile varying viewpoints and to make constructive policy or strategic management recommendations.

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society