BSc Specialization in Planning (2016-2017)

Year 1

BIOL 108 Intro to Biological Diversity
EAS 100 Planet Earth
EAS 105 The Dynamic Earth Through Time
ECON 101 Intro to Microeconomics
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
HGP 100 Intro to Human Geography and Planning
MATH 113 Elementary Calculus I or 114 Elementary Calculus I or 117 Honors Calculus or 144 Calculus  for the Physical Sciences
STAT 151 Intro to Applied Statistics I
*3 Science option

Year 2

BIOL 208 Principles of Ecology
EAS 221 Intro to GIS and Remote Sensing
EAS 225 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
EAS 250 Biogeography
HGP 210 Intro Planning History and Practice
HGP 211 Intro to Design Fundamentals for Planners
HGP 240 Cities and Urbanism
HGP 250 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
*3 Science option
*3 Open option

Year 3

EAS 351 Environmental Applications of GIS
HGP 310 Land Use Planning and Policy
HGP 315 Community Planning and Engagement
HGP 316 Planning Law
HGP 317 Planning Theory
HGP 355 Environmental Planning (see Note 3)
HGP 399 Research Methods in Human Geography
and Planning
*3 Science option (see Note 3)
*6 Approved courses (see Note 1)

Year 4

HGP 410 Professional Planning Practice and
Ethics
HGP 412 Finance for Planners
HGP 470 GIS and Advanced Cartography
for Social Science (see Note 3)
HGP 495 Planning Studio
*9 from List A (See Note 1)
*6 Science options (see Note 3)
*3 Open option

Note 1 List A courses include: BIOL 299, 330, 331, 332, 333, 364, 365, 366, 381, 464 and 470; EAS 323, 324, 327, 401, 425, 427, 428, 451, 452, 457, 458.

Note 2 For students entering the Student Internship Program, WKEXP 955, 956 and INT D 400 are required.

Note 3 HGP 355, 381, 470 and 485 may be used as Science courses by students in the BSc Specialization in Planning program

Note 4 For students entering Planning Specialization, credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 108, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, EAS 100, EAS 105, MATH 113, MATH 115, PHYS 144 and PHYS 146. Credit in SCI 151 will be considered equivalent to STAT 151 and *3 Science option.

Note 5 INT D 340 (Regional Planning) and INT D 345 (Rural Environments), offered by Faculty of Extension, are available for students to take. INT D 340 can fulfill an Arts Option. INT D 345 can fulfill a non-Arts Option. Students might have to pay extra fees for the two courses.

Note 6 CIV E 315 and CIV E 411 can be used as ‘open options’ (Priority given to Civ E students. Pre-requisites necessary).

Note 7 No more than *42 of Junior Courses (courses numbered 199 or less) may be credited towards the Degree.

Note 8 Continuation in the Specialization program requires a GPA of at least 2.3 on at least *18 in the previous Fall/Winter session.

Note 9 Students in the last year of the Specialization Program take only the number of courses required to graduate, providing they achieve a minimum GPA 2.3.

Note 10 Students may not register in a course they have failed and/or withdrawn from twice without special permission from the Faculty of Science.

Note 11 A minimum of *66 in Science is required.

Note 12 A student must take at least *18 in Arts courses as part of the requirements.

Note 13 The Science Internship Program (SIP) offers science undergraduate students work experience opportunities in addition to their academic courses. To be eligible to register in this program a student must:
(1) Have successfully completed a minimum of *75, and not more than *105, of a Science General, Honors or Specialization degree program with a declared major.
(2) Be in good standing and have a minimum 2.3 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter Terms.
Students accepted into the program will receive access to approved position descriptions from employers wishing to hire SIP students. Employers are responsible for interviewing and selecting students for the positions. The internship may begin in May, September or January and must be of at least 4 months duration, but may extend to up to 16 months. Students are limited to one 4, 8, 12 or 16 month internship placement during their undergraduate degree. Work during the internship period is full time, for which the student is paid by the employer at competitive rates. The student, employer and the Faculty must agree to terms of the internship. It is not possible to guarantee that all students wishing to obtain an internship will be able to do so. During the period of the internship, the student registers in a work experience (WKEXP) course each term and is considered a full-time student at the University of Alberta. All students must register in WKEXP courses that have associated fees. Work experience courses are assigned no units of course weight and are graded credit/no credit. Grades are determined by the student’s job performance as evaluated by the employer, and/or by the successful completion of assignments as assigned by the Faculty or designate. The Science Internship Program Coordinator maintains contact at approximately four-month intervals with the student and the person designated by the employer to be responsible for the student’s progress. During this time if the student’s performance is not satisfactory as evaluated by the employer, the internship may be terminated and the student would then return to classes at the next available opportunity. Following completion of the work experience students return to the University to complete their degree program of studies. Students must complete the academic requirements of the Science Internship which takes the form of a 400-level SIP course (BSc Spec Planning students take INT D 400). The Internship designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have successfully completed at least 8 months of work experience (WKEXP 801 and 802) plus INT D 400.
Students should be aware that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act, students can be required to satisfy a Criminal Record Check before being allowed to start an internship. Detailed information about the Science Internship Program is available at ualberta.ca/Science Internship

Note 14 The 2016-2017 University Calendar does not reflect the exact courses. This planner accurately reflects what was approved by the Governance for the 2016-2017 Calendar.

BSc Specialization in Planning (2015-2016)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science) offers a BA Major in Planning and a BSc Specialization in Planning.  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 program and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA program.

Degree of BSc Specialization in Planning

All of the following are required courses:

Year 1

BIOL 108 Introduction to Biological Diversity
EAS 100 Planet Earth
EAS 105 The Dynamic Earth Through Time
ENGL 1xx
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
HGP 100 Intro to Human Geography and Planning
MATH 113 or 114 Elementary Calculus I
STAT 141 Intro to Statistics or 151 Intro to Applied Statistics I
*3 Arts Option (ECON 101 strongly recommended)
*3 Science Option

Year 2

BIOL 208 Principles of Ecology
EAS 221 Intro to GIS and Remote Sensing
EAS 225 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
EAS 250 Biogeography
HGP 210 Intro Planning History and Practice
HGP 211 Intro to Design Fundamentals for Planners
HGP 240 Cities and Urbanism
HGP 250 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
*6 Science options

Year 3

EAS 351 Environmental Applications of GIS
HGP 310 Land Use Planning and Policy
HGP 315 Community Planning and Engagement
HGP 316 Planning Law
HGP 317 Planning Theory
HGP 355 Environmental Planning (see Note 3)
HGP 399 Research Methods in Human Geography and Planning
*6 from List A (See Note 1)
*3 Science options (see Note 4)

Year 4

HGP 410 Professional Planning Practice and Ethics
HGP 412 Finance for Planners
HGP 470 GIS and Advanced Cartography for Social Sciences (see Note 3)
HGP 495 Planning Studio
*9 from List A (See Note 1)
*9 Science options (see Note 4)

Note 1
List A courses include: BIOL 299, 330, 331, 332, 333, 364, 365, 366, 381, 464 and 470; EAS 323, 324, 327, 401, 425, 451, 452, 457, 458.

Note 2
INT D 340 (Regional Planning) and INT D 345 (Rural Environments), offered by Faculty of Extension, are available for students to take. These two courses are NOT Science courses and students may have to pay extra fees for the courses. The courses might be considered “extra to degree”.

Note 3
For students entering the Student Internship Program, WKEXP 955, 956 and EAS 401 are required.

Note 4
HGP 355, 381, 470 and 485 may be used as Science courses by students in the BSc Specialization in Planning program

Note 5
No more than *42 of Junior Courses (courses numbered 199 or less) may be credited towards the Degree.

Note 6
Continuation in the Specialization program requires a GPA of at least 2.3 on at least *18 in the previous Fall/Winter session.

Note 7
Students in the last year of the Specialization Program take only the number of courses required to graduate, providing they achieve a minimum GPA 2.3.

Note 8
Students may not register in a course they have failed and/or withdrawn from twice without special permission from the Faculty of Science.

Note 9
A minimum of *72 in Science is required.

Note 10
A student must take at least *18 in Arts courses as part of the requirements.

Note 11
The Science Internship Program (SIP) offers science undergraduate students work experience opportunities in addition to their academic courses. To be eligible to register in this program a student must:

(1) Have successfully completed a minimum of *75, and not more than *105, of a Science General, Honors or Specialization degree program with a declared major.

(2) Be in good standing and have a minimum 2.3 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter Terms.

Students accepted into the program will receive access to approved position descriptions from employers wishing to hire SIP students. Employers are responsible for interviewing and selecting students for the positions. The internship may begin in May, September or January and must be of at least 8 months duration, but may extend to up to 16 months. Students are limited to one 8, 12 or 16 month internship placement during their undergraduate degree. Work during the internship period is full time, for which the student is paid by the employer at competitive rates. The student, employer and the Faculty must agree to terms of the internship. It is not possible to guarantee that all students wishing to obtain an internship will be able to do so. During the period of the internship, the student registers in a work experience (WKEXP) course each term and is considered a full-time student at the University of Alberta. All students must register in a minimum of two WKEXP courses that have associated fees. Work experience courses are assigned no units of course weight and are graded credit/no credit. Grades are determined by the student’s job performance as evaluated by the employer, and/or by the successful completion of assignments as assigned by the Faculty or designate. The Science Internship Program Coordinator maintains contact at approximately four-month intervals with the student and the person designated by the employer to be responsible for the student’s progress. During this time if the student’s performance is not satisfactory as evaluated by the employer, the internship may be terminated and the student would then return to classes at the next available opportunity. Following completion of the work experience students return to the University to complete their degree program of studies. Students must complete the academic requirements of the Science Internship which takes the form of a 400-level SIP course (BSc Spec Planning students take EAS 401). Students should be aware that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act, students can be required to satisfy a Criminal Record Check before being allowed to start an internship. Detailed information about the Science Internship Program is available at ualberta.ca/ScienceInternship

Note 12
The information in this program planner is based on that in the University Calendar. In the event of a discrepancy, the information in the University Calendar takes precedence.

 

BSc Specialization in Planning (Prior to 2015-2016)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science) offers a BA Major in Planning and a BSc Specialization in Planning.  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 program and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA program.

Degree of BSc Specialization in Planning

All of the following are required courses:

Year 1

BIOL 108 Introduction to Biological Diversity
EAS 100 Planet Earth
EAS 105 The Dynamic Earth Through Time
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
ENGL 1xx or WRS 1xx
HGP 100 Cultures, Landscapes and Geographic Space
MATH 113 or 114 or 120
STAT 141 Intro to Statistics or 151 Intro to Applied Statistics I
*3 junior (100-level) Arts option
*3 Science Option

Year 2

BIOL 208 Principles of Ecology
EAS 221 Intro to GIS and Remote Sensing
EAS 225 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
EAS 250 Biogeography
HGP 210 Planning Theory and Practice
HGP 250 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
*6 Open options (See Note 2)
*6 Science options

Year 3

EAS 351 Environmental Applications of GIS
HGP 310 Planning Methods and Approaches
HGP 315 Community Planning and Policy
HGP 316 Planning Law
HGP 355 Environmental Planning
HGP 399 Research Methods in Planning and Human Geography
*6 Approved courses (See Note 1)
*6 Science options

Year 4

HGP 470 GIS and Advanced Cartography for Social Sciences
HGP 495 Planning Studio
*9 from List A (See Note 1)
*9 Science options
*6 Open options (see Note 2)

Note 1
List A courses include: BIOL 299, 330, 331, 332, 333, 364, 365, 366, 381, 464 and 470; EAS 323, 324, 327, 401, 425, 451, 452, 457, 458.

Note 2
Recommended Open options include, but are not restricted to, the following:  EAS 204, 205, 270, 354; HGP 252, 341, 342, 343, 443, 450, 452, 470, 485, 497 and 499; HIST 379; SMO 200.

Note 3
For students entering the Industrial Internship Program, WKEXP 955, 956 and EAS 401 are required.

Note 4
HGP 470 may be used as Science course by students in the BSc Specialization in Planning program.

Note 5
Not more than *42 of Junior Courses (courses numbered 199 or less) may be credited towards the Degree.

Note 6
Continuation in the Specialization program requires a GPA of at least 2.3 on at least *18 in the previous Fall/Winter session.

Note 7
Students in the last year of the Specialization Program take only the number of courses required to graduate, providing they achieve a minimum GPA 2.3.

Note 8
Students may not register in a course they have failed and/or withdrawn from twice without special permission from the Faculty of Science.

Note 9
An Industrial Internship Program (IIP), similar to a co-op program, is offered to students in Specialization or Honors programs in EAS at the end of the third year of study.  See the University Calendar for details.

Note 10
The information in this program planning is based on that in the University Calendar.  In the event of a discrepancy, the information in the University Calendar takes precedence.