BA in Urban Studies and Planning


Students may enter the curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning either as freshmen directly from high school or as transfer students in the sophomore or junior year. The following high school courses are required for freshman admission: four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of any one foreign language, two years of social studies, and two years of laboratory science.

A transfer student must have completed 60 or more semester hours (30 for transferring within the university) of acceptable undergraduate college work with an earned GPA of at least 2.75 (A=4.0). Applicants with less than a 2.75 average will be considered in special cases where strong career motivation and aptitude is demonstrated. The Department recommends that students with more than 90 hours already earned (or 135 hours if on a quarter system) complete their undergraduate degrees and apply to the graduate program in planning.

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How to Apply from Outside UIUC (as a first year or from another institution)

Students entering the University as freshmen and those desiring to transfer from other institutions should apply through the undergraduate admissions online application system. For additional information, contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
901 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Voice: 217-333-0302
Fax: 217-244-4614
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How to Transfer In (from outside UIUC)

Students wishing to transfer to UIUC from another institution can find further information on the UIUC transfer handbook page.

How to Transfer In (for current UIUC students)

Students wishing to transfer into the Urban and Regional Planning program from other Departments within the University should complete a BAUSP Transfer Student ApplicationForm and submit it to:

Alice Novak
BAUSP Program Director
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
111 Temple Buell Hall,
611 Taft Drive,
Champaign, IL 61820
Voice: 217-244-5402
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