Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning

Why Urban Studies and Planning?

Cities are the focus of modern society.  They are the centers of innovation, international trade, arts and culture and economic activity.  Cities depend on transportation, housing, water, power, waste management and other forms of infrastructure.  BSUSP students will study all aspects of urban development and sustainability, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, transportation, local economic development, cultural preservation, environmental planning and sustainable communities.

Earn Your Degree Online

UNO offers one of the only online Bachelor degrees in Urban Studies and Planning in the nation. You can complete your degree from the comfort of your home, on your schedule. Our online courses are asynchronous, which allows you to choose when and where each week you complete your assignments and lessons. All of our online courses are taught by UNO faculty members. This allows you to learn from some of the nation’s most renowned urban scholars while applying what your lessons to the city in which you live.


  • Transportation
  • Urban Planning

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program seek entry-level positions in public, private, and non-profit sector organizations.  They will also be prepared for urban and environmental professional or scholarly graduate degree programs in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, or related disciplines such as Public Administration and Transportation.  By design, the program integrates well with the graduate programs in those fields offered at UNO. Over 90% of all Planning and Urban Studies graduates are employed within the first year.  Graduates earn an average of $57,000/year and nearly 50% go on to advanced degrees*

*Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey micro data, 2009-2013 (Link)

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David Lambour
Director of Academic Services


Transfer Credit

Delgado and NTCC Students – We have an articulation agreement with your colleges; we accept your transfer credit. Complete your four-year degree with us!

Through the Office of Academic Affairs, the University Registrar and the Executive Director of Enrollment Services share responsibility for the admission of transfer students and the acceptance of transfer credit as applicable toward the degree at the University of New Orleans.