Welcome to the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego

  • The USP Program is an undergraduate community of students with diverse interests and goals. The program provides students with a variety of approaches and tools to understand the development, character, and culture of cities and communities. USP draws from the social sciences, arts and humanities, physical and life sciences, management and information sciences.
  • The USP Program offers two major and two minor degrees. Students may select the B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning (USP) or the B.S. in Real Estate and Development (RED). Minor degrees are also available in USP and RED. For more information about the USP degree, click here. For more information about the RED degree, click here.
  • The USP Program is widely acknowledged to be one of the best programs of its type in the USA. Upon graduation, many students seeking advanced degrees get accepted into the nation's best universities including UCLA, UC Berkeley, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. Alumni hold very distinguished positions in planning, architecture, real estate and development, government, business, education, public health, law and the nonprofit sector. 


Scholarship Opportunity!

The University Challenge Scholarship

2017-2018 Student Application

Qualifications: UCSD student with a special interest in a commercial Real Estate | Urban Planning Career in San Diego.
Scholarship Amount: Three (3) scholarships will be awarded --- $3,000 | each scholarship
Application due date: DECEMBER 15, 2017 BY 5 PM

If you wish to be considered for the above scholarship, please complete this application. Along with
the application, the following is needed:

  • Resume or short biographical profile including coursework and GPA
  • On a separate sheet of paper briefly describe your career goals (1 page only)
  • You should include:
    • Why A Career Commercial Real Estate?
    • What job will you likely pursue upon graduation?
    • What part of the country do you desire to live upon graduation?
    • Who has made the biggest impact on your education/field of study?

(Note: Full transcript maybe requested at a later time)

Please submit your application packet to:
Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Ph.D. | Urban Studies and Planning Program

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