What You Can Do
With an undergraduate degree in a related field and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioregional Planning and Community Development, you may become a:
- City planner
- Community planner
- Planning consultant for construction, engineering and architectural firms
- Transportation engineer
- City manager
- Environmental consultant
With an advanced degree in planning and design, you'll be positioned for a career in local or state government, housing agencies, and transportation or environmental organizations. You also will have opportunities in private industry at companies involved with architectural, engineering, management, scientific, and technical consulting services.
As a graduate of our program, you'll be prepared to provide valuable expertise in the counseling of local governments on the prime locations for roads and schools, or to make recommendations based on LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles for the development of a mixed-use development project.
Experience with computer and software programs, particularly geographic information systems (GIS) software, will greatly enhance your career options.
The median annual salary of urban and regional planners was $56,630 in May 2006, while the middle 50 percent earned between $44,480 and $71,390. The highest earners tend to work in management for engineering services firms or related organizations.