The Department functions within the context of a land-grant institution that combines education, research and service in professional, vocational and liberal arts fields. The Department supports the mission of AAMU by providing nationally accredited research and practice-oriented planning education for both the B.S. in Urban Planning (BSUP) and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Our Programs educate students from diverse backgrounds for careers in the planning profession. This education prepares them to address challenges, issues and also embrace opportunities for shaping the physical, environmental, economic and social character of urban and rural communities. The Department’s aim is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate Planning Programs in response to the needs and challenges of today’s transitioning and diversifying society. Thus, in the field of Planning Education, the Department continues to distinguish itself and to be recognized for its:
Superior level of undergraduate and graduate planning education;
Long-standing status of Accreditation through the Planning Accreditation Board
Viability and impact on the planning profession at local, state, national and international levels; and
Contribution to the creation of new knowledge, information and strategies that impact and thus shape the built environment.
The General Studies Program is also coordinated under the Department of Community Planning. It is designed to support the educational pursuit of upper level undergraduate students by allowing flexibility in structuring an academic program of study best suited for their needs and goals.