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Welcome to the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego

USP is an undergraduate community of students with diverse interests and goals. The department 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.


Real Estate and Development, B.S.

The RED major recognizes that the next generation of real estate and development innovators will need to understand the nexus between real estate finance and development, data analysis, urban planning and design, environmental regulations, and new technologies.

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Urban Studies and Planning, B.A.

The urban studies and planning major provides students with a variety of perspectives for understanding the development, growth, and culture of cities and the communities within them.

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Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisor can help you make decisions, plan classes, explore student organizations, and connect you to student support services.

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2019 Designathon

Designathon 1.0 & 2.0 wins 2020 SDAPA Academic Award

Eva Gabriel Photo

USP Student, Eva Gabrial, wins Town and Gown Scholarship

Professor Sue Peerson receives 2019-2020 Distinguished Teaching Award

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