Buffalo State offers the only undergraduate urban planning degree program in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Urban planning is a discipline focused on effective change and development in an urban setting. It has many subareas ranging from land-use planning to public service planning.
Buffalo State’s staff of full-time faculty members is joined by professional planning practitioners who bring real-world experiences to the classroom.
Most planning courses have a strong link to local community organizations and many planning majors participate in an internship during their junior or senior year. Students gain hands-on experience working on real-world urban planning projects at organizations such as the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, and the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning.
Please contact Kelly Frothingham, chair and professor of geography and planning, for more information.
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