The 4+1 accelerated degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Community Development and a Master of Regional Planning in five years. Students participating in this program receive a rich educational experience in many areas of urban landscape design, management and planning, sustainable development, policy analysis and implementation, environmental policy and planning, use of information technologies, and other planning tools and techniques. The program is accredited through the Planning Accreditation Board. 

Undergraduates interested in the 4+1 program should major in Sustainable Community Development with a concentration in either Urban Studies or Landscape Studies. You should also meet with both the undergraduate and graduate program directors to be admitted into the BS and MRP programs separately. Students are also required to complete a professional internship as part of the program. 

Graduates are well-prepared for professional careers in public policy, resource management, and economic development and planning at the local, state, and national levels.