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Urban and Regional Planning

Our world and the Lowcountry are both changing at a rapid pace!  Highway expansions, steady growth in housing developments, and so many people moving here that the State of South Carolina has an additional seat in the House of Representatives all attest to the dramatic rate of growth in our region.  This growth is part of national and global trends, and it will have far reaching implications for this historic place.  Understand why our beautiful corner of the world is changing so quickly, how we can direct that change to preserve our heritage while embracing a strong future, and acquire the tools to effect the change you think is necessary right here in Charleston.  Study Urban and Regional and Planning at the College of Charleston.

The graduate certificate program in urban and regional planning offers a 12-credit overview of the discipline and practice of American planning, as well as the major planning issues facing the Lowcountry.  From transportation problems to housing shortages to legal issues, you will work with talented scholars and practitioners to generate innovative policy responses.  Our program offers working professionals, interested community members, and students seeking a graduate credential a convenient schedule and the opportunity to acquire the basics in a profession that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow by 19% between 2008 and 2018. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Judith Millesen.