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The Planning program educates students in the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of communities. Planners work for all levels of government and in professional planning consultancies.

Applicants interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences, should consider the BSc Specialization in Planning and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA, Major in Planning. There are links to each of these on the left hand side of the webpage.

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Planning Program News

Accreditation Update

Both Bachelor of Arts with Major in Planning and Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Planning degrees have now obtained preliminary accreditation from the Professional Standards Board and the Canadian Institute of Planners. The accreditation of both degrees is retroactive to the 2012-2013 program cohort which graduated in 2015.

CIP Conference in Saskatoon

Planning Program booth at the CIP conference in saskatoon 2015

First cohort of Planning Students Convocate! 

In June 2015, the first Planning students graduated from the University of Alberta! Please join us in celebrating their success and wishing them the best as they move into the next phase of their lives and their future careers in Planning!!

Tristin Deveau - BSc Specialization in Planning

Elise Shillington - BA Major in Planning

Claire St. Aubin - BA Major in Planning

Victoria Pham - BSc Specialization in Planning


Victoria Pham - BSc Specialization in Planning '15 graduate

Tristin Deveau (left) and Victoria Pham - BSc Specialization in Planning '15 gradutes



New Courses Introduced for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Starting Fall 2015, the University Planning program is introducing four new courses as part of the BA and BSc curricula. All four courses are available for current and new Planning students to take and will provide the necessary professional skills and training needed in the field of Planning.  We are excited to offer the following courses:

HGP 211 Design Fundamentals for Planners

HGP 317 Planning Theory

HGP 410 Professional Planning Practice and Ethics

HGP 412 Finance for Planners

Find more information about the new courses and the new BA and BSc curricula online at www.registrarsoffice.ualberta./Calendar

Message from the Planning Director

It is my pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the Planning program at the University of Alberta. We eagerly look forward to an exciting and challenging year for faculty and students alike and trust that it will be filled with new discoveries, perspectives and friendships.    read more »