Urban Studies and Planning Minor

Department of City and Regional Planning


New East Building, CB# 3140

(919) 962-3983

Noreen McDonald, Chair

Bill Rohe, Director of Undergraduate Studies (spring 2018)


Meenu Tewari, Director of Undergraduate Studies (fall 2017)


Sandra Lazo de la Vega, Student Services Manager


City and regional planning is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to improve the quality of life for people in human settlements.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
PLAN 246Cities of the Past, Present, and Future: Introduction to Planning 13
PLAN 247Solving Urban Problems 13
Select three additional PLAN courses numbered 200 through 699. 29
Total Hours15

PLAN 246 and PLAN 247 should be completed before taking the additional courses for the minor.


Students can also choose from PLAN courses at the 700- and 800-levels with instructor permission.

City and Regional Planning (PLAN) course list.