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    Cyburbian JDC's avatar
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    What was your undergraduate major?

    I've heard urban planning graduate students come from all sorts of undergraduate backgrounds. Just interested in seeing what everyone else studied as an undergrad.

    I was an English major.

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    Architecture for 2 years, then switched to urban planning.

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    Urban and Regional Studies - with emphasis in Urban Planning

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    I believe we had this thread before ?
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    Psychology

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    Ok....

    Geography with a minor in History
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    Triple major: geography, geology, economics. In those days it was the geography faculty in my university that hosted urban studies/planning and ecology/environment. Today the department doesn't even exist and the value of geography as a multi-discipline integrator is absent.

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    Started in Geology, switched to History, finished with Public Service.

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    Double major in political science and sociology. I sorta fell in to planning, I originally was planning to go to law school, worked for a lawyer for 6 months and hated it.

    I had heard a mention of urban planning in my urban politics and urban sociology classes. I checked it out and realized it was a perfect mix of my undergrad majors.

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    aa, ba. dept of geography, with a focus on urban studies (ba),

    dipl. separate focus in urban land economics.

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    BA Geography
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    Majored in beer, minored in women. I vaguely recall waking up during an economics class once.

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    Geography, with course work in Landscape Architecture.
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    Sociology. We had an Urban Studies department but it was in the process of being phased out; I took as many courses in that department as I could before the faculty left.

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    Actually, my undergrad is in Urban Planning and Development.
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    I have a BS in Geography - Natural Environmental Systems, and a good part of the coursework for a MS in Geography with a Soil Science emphasis. I don't really work as a planner per say, I am a cartographer and oversee tax parcel mapping for the County, but I work in the Planning Dept.

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    Undergrad

    Started in music education, switched to GIS, switched to public planning with a land use (as opposed to environmental) emphasis. Went back to music for a semester then finally settled on public planning.

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