Urban and Regional Planning is a professional program that provides students with the knowledge base and analytical and design skills to address issues that affect the quality of life in neighborhoods, suburbs, cities, and regions. The curriculum consists of planning lecture courses, design courses, and professional practice courses that give students real-world planning experience. Students select courses from a wide variety of distributed electives that allow them to focus on topics of particular interest. Graduates of the program qualify for positions in a variety of public and private organizations, including local and state planning departments, nonprofit organizations, and private sector planning and development firms.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Leadership Planning activities Critical thinking
Flexibility Problem solving Team player
Numerical computation Coordinating activities Sound decision-making
Directing activities and staff Oral & written communication Cross-cultural skills
Organizing activities Interpersonal skills Computer literacy
Analyze and interpret data

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Account Executive Public Utilities Manager Government Services Administrator
Media Planner Bank Manager Health Services/Hospital Administrator
Mortgage Loan Officer Benefits Manager Hotel Manager
Occupational Analyst Branch Management Human Resource Manager
Operations Manager Budget Officer Industrial Relations Director
Outside Property Agent Commodity - Industry Analyst Information Systems Manager
Payroll Officer Communications Officer Insurance Agent Personnel Manager
Compensation Manager Business Manager Personnel Recruiter
Construction Supervisor Job Analyst Promotions Manager
Consultant Labor Relations Manager Provisioning Manager
Credit Analyst Loan Officer Public Utilities Manager
Credit and Collections Management Analyst Purchasing Agent
Employment Counselor Management Trainee Purser
Entertainment Agent Manufacturing Supervisor Quality Control Auditor
Financial Analyst Market Information Specialist Real Estate Agent/Broker
Foreign-Exchange Trader Market Research Analyst Recreation Manager
Restaurant/Food Service Manager Media Planner Reports Analyst
Retail Sales Manager Stock Broker Training Manager
Sales Manager Supervisor Transportation Director
Securities Trader Telecommunication Marketer Travel Agent
Service Org. Manager Telecommunications Coordinator Trust Administrator
Wholesale Sales Traffic Manager Voice/Data Service Operations

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advertising Agencies Architecture Agencies Freelance
Motion Picture Companies Construction Sites Design Studios
Studio Facilities Television & Film Settings Educational Institutions
Interior Design Department/Firms Magazines, Books, Newspapers Photography/Design Studios

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • FAU Social Forum
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Florida Atlantic Planning Society

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Computer Buffs
  • Careers for High-Energy People
  • Careers for Number Crunchers Types
  • Careers in Accounting
  • Careers in Business
  • Careers in Finance
  • Careers in Management Consulting
  • Careers in Marketing
  • Careers in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality
  • Computers, Business, & Office
  • Opportunities in Direct Marketing Careers
  • Opportunities in Hotel/Motel Management
  • Opportunities in Human Resources Management
  • Opportunities in Insurance Careers 
  • Opportunities in International Business 
  • Opportunities in Marketing
  • Opportunities in Property Management 
  • Opportunities in Real Estate 
  • Opportunities in Sales 
  • Peterson’s MBA Programs 
  • Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers

 

 

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