We encourage students to imagine, question, analyze, model and collaborate. Our curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking and to give students a balance of theory and practical skills, with the opportunity to link their education with their social and political commitments. We offer a variety of degrees to meet students’ various educational and career goals, preparing them to be leaders in urban planning, research, or related fields that address a wide range of urban issues.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies. This program offers both a liberal arts oriented and pre-professional education. We also offer an undergraduate minor program in city and regional planning , available to all majors at UC Berkeley. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of City Planning (a two-year professional degree), with a variety of concentrations, and a Ph.D. in city and regional planning.