Jan 21, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020

Specialization in Planning [Science]

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences encompass the study of the atmosphere, surface and interior of the earth. The Department administers 10 academic programs: Honors and Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences, Honors and Specialization in Geology, Honors and Specialization in Paleontology, BSc Specialization in Planning, BA Major and Minor in Human Geography, and BA Major in Planning. For details on the Major and Minor in Human Geography and on the BA Major in Planning, see Faculty of Arts listing.

Specialization in Planning

The School of Urban and Regional Planning educates students in the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of communities. Planners work for all levels of government and in professional planning consultancies The School of Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a BA major in Planning and a BSc Specialization in Planning. Students interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences, should consider the BSc program and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA program (see Planning  of the Calendar).

Continuation in the Specialization in Planning program requires a minimum 2.3 GPA on at least ★18 in the previous Fall/Winter. To graduate in four years, a student needs ★30 per year.

Graduation requires a minimum 2.3 GPA on the last ★60 credited to the degree. A student enrolling in the Specialization program should confer with the Planning program student advisor before registration.


  1. List A courses include: BIOL 299 , BIOL 330 , BIOL 331 , BIOL 332 , BIOL 333 , BIOL 364 , BIOL 365 , BIOL 366 , BIOL 381 , BIOL 464 and BIOL 470; EAS 323 , EAS 324 , EAS 327 , EAS 401, EAS 425 , EAS 427 EAS 428 EAS 451 , EAS 452 , EAS 457 , EAS 458 .
  2. For students entering the Science Internship Program: EAS 401, WKEXP 955 , WKEXP 956  are required.
  3. HGP 355 , HGP 381 , HGP 470  and HGP 485  may be used as a Science courses by students in the BSc Specialization in Planning program.
  4. For students entering Planning Specialization, credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 , EAS 100 , EAS 105 , MATH 113 , MATH 115 , PHYS 144  and PHYS 146 . Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.