The Honors Program offers an academically challenging course of study for undergraduate urban planning students. The program allows the top students in the college to satisfy some of the urban planning degree requirements through a distinctive and demanding set of classes created to stimulate design, planning, and conceptual excellence. Students completing the specified requirements will earn a bachelor of science/arts with both college and university honors.
To satisfy the requirements for CA+P and university honors, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 and complete the courses outlined below:
Honors Core in Architecture Planning
Take both of the following courses:
• CMP 3101: People and Place I and
• ARCH 2615: People and Place II
• HONOR 3200: Writing in a Research University
Honors Core in Intellectual Traditions
Select 2 courses from the following: *
• ARCH 1610: Architecture/Planning LEAP **
• HONOR 2101: The World of Antiquity
• HONOR 2102: Medieval Christianity and Renaissance Humanism
• HONOR 2103: Emergence of Modern Times
Honors General Education Courses
Take any 2 additional Honors courses at the University. *
In selecting courses, students should look for opportunities to simultaneously satisfy general education or major pre-requisite requirements.
Honors Thesis/Capstone Project
• ARCH/CMP 4999: Honors Thesis
Students are encouraged to integrate their thesis/capstone project with the final project required by their major.
For more info. click here for the Honors College at the University of Utah
** A grade of 3.5 or higher is required for this class to count as honors.
* Transfer students who enter the University with greater than 59 credits or an Associates Degree are required to take only one of these courses.
If you would like to speak with an advisor about obtaining an honors degree in Urban Planning please feel free to contact us by phone or email.
The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
375 South 1530 East Room 235
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Phone: (801) 581-7175