UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

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

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.