Undergraduate Degree Program
Undergraduate Concentration for Non-Majors
Students can choose elective courses from within the city and regional planning department or from Cornell's diverse colleges, schools, and departments:
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- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Department of Architecture and Department of Art
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Human Ecology
- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Law School
- Johnson Graduate School of Management
- College of Engineering
All students are encouraged to take advantage of the university's research resources, such as the Africana Studies and Research Center, the Center for Environmental Studies, the Cornell Institute for Social Science Research, the Peace Studies Program, the Center for International Studies, and the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development (CIIFAD).
Cornell supports opportunities for study abroad. Many urban studies and planning students pursue research problems that relate to development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Other students choose to participate AAP's Cornell in Rome program, a semester-long experience in the historic center of Rome. Most URS majors spend the spring semester of their junior year in Rome. With the help of faculty members, graduate students can arrange internships with international planning agencies located in Rome. In recent years, M.R.P. students have worked with United Nations agencies, in Italian city planning agencies, and in nongovernmental organizations. All students take courses in art, architecture, and urban planning, all stressing the convergence of artistic, cultural, and architectural ideas in Rome.