Community Planning Major

Community Planning Core 41-43 cr. hrs.

ESM 151 Introduction to Land Use Theory and Practice 3 cr.
ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability: Theory/Issues and Mgt 3 cr.
ESM 251 Community Decision-Making 3 cr.
ESM 270 Internship 1 2-4cr.
ESM 293 Community Analysis 3 cr.
ESM 303 Environmental Policies and Administration 3 cr.
ESM 305 Environmental Impact Assessment 2cr.
ESM 351 Planning for Sustainable Communities 3 cr.
ESM 333 Remote Sensing of Natural Resources 3 cr.
Or ESM 363 GIS Applications in Resource Management 3 cr.
Or GENG 265 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.
ESM 393 Comprehensive Planning 3 cr.
ESM 411 Site Planning and Development 4 cr.
ESM 435 Advanced Land Use Planning and Design 4 cr.
ESM 485 Seminar: Resource Management 1 cr.

Support Courses 15 cr. hrs.
GEOG 250 Intro to Cartography and GIS 3 cr.
SOIL 120 Introduction to Soil Science 3 cr.
GEOG 360 GIS: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
AGEC 445/ESM 445 Land Use and Sustainable Agriculture Law 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
Or ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.


Directed Electives: 24 cr. hrs.
AFES 492;
AGEC 230, AGEC 231, AGEC 250, AGEC 320, AGEC 345, AGEC 355, AGEC 440, AGEC 441, AGEC 450;
AGED 202;
AGEN 150, AGEN 240, AGEN 325, AGEN 333, AGEN 365, AGEN 425, AGEN 443;
ANTH 100, ANTH 205, ANTH 247, ANTH 348;
BIOL 310, BIOL 314, BIOL 320, BIOL 323, BIOL 330, BIOL 333, BIOL 344, BIOL 350, BIOL 354, BIOL 355, BIOL 360, BIOL 434, BIOL 444;
COMS 222, COMS 306, COMS 316, COMS 318, COMS 440;
ECON All;
ESM 109, ESM 333, ESM 343, ESM 363, ESM 377, ESM 412;
FINC 335, FINC 350;
GENG 121, GENG 201, GENG 235, GENG 236, GENG 265, GENG 368;
GEOG All except GEOG 250, GEOG 360;
GEOL 101, GEOL 269, GEOL 445, GEOL 446;
HEAL 350;
HIST All;
HORT All;
INTS 200, INTS 377;
MATH 326, MATH 356, MATH 357;
MNGT 150, MNGT 250, MNGT 310, MNGT 355;
MODL 377;
PHIL 303, PHIL 304;
POLS All;
SOCI All;
SOIL All except 120;
SOWK 150, SOWK 205, SOWK 215, SOWK 260, SOWK 300
General Electives: 6-8 cr. hrs.

General Education Requirements

As listed for CAFES with the following exceptions:
Ethical Citizenship: ESM 105
Sciences: BIOL 150; CHEM 121

Community Planning Minor

Department of Plant and Earth Science

324 Agricultural Science
715-425-3345
www.uwrf.edu/PES/

Donavon Taylor-Chair, William Anderson, Jarod Blades, Jill Coleman Wasik, Holly Dolliver, Terry Ferriss, Allison Gale, Veronica Justen, Kerry Keen, Eric Sanden, Brian Smith, Pamela Weller, Ian Williams, David Zlesak

The community planning major is designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in public or private planning, zoning, administration/management and sustainable development. The curriculum provides instruction in foundational planning principles and practices, as well as hands-on technical training. The course content focuses on planning issues at the rural/urban interface. It is an excellent major to combine with a wide variety of minors (e.g., cartography/GIS, business administration, political science, etc.) to develop a unique professional niche.


University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911