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Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning with Emphasis in Community Planning and Development Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA

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USD 29900

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*Subject to change and other fees
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USD 50 Waived

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48 months


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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and GIS mapping technologies with the problem-solving fields of community planning and urban design. This educational framework prepares students for careers in creating more livable and sustainable communities, while contributing to a better world.
Coursework for this degree provides a strong foundation in geography and an option to select one of three available emphases. Geospatial Technologies engages students in the analysis of spatial data through geographic information systems and remote sensing. The Community Planning and Development emphasis introduces students to the professional field of land use planning including the development review process, comprehensive plans and ordinances, environmental impact studies and law and ethics. Human-Environmental Systems explores the interrelationships between natural and social systems to solve pressing societal-environmental issues.

Community Planning & Development Emphasis
With the successful completion of this emphasis, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a confident knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories related to public planning policy and related institutional and legal frameworks.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively through writing, public participation, teamwork, and professional presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional skills in project management and leadership.
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 21 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024, Aug 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    6 IELTS Score
    70 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    95 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    17000 Per year

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    Eligibility and application information
    The Center for International Education (CIE) offers several scholarships for international students. More details regarding CIE scholarships, as well as additional NAU scholarships and outside resources can be found below.

    International Excellence Award
    The International Excellence Award was established to provide opportunities for high-achieving underrepresented international students to attend NAU. It is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time F-1 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus. Students who meet the criteria are automatically considered once they submit a complete application for admission. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To be eligible for this award, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. Awards are highly competitive and eligibility does not guarantee an award. Other factors may be taken into consideration.

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