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What DCRP Can Offer You!

Have a look below at what the Department of Community & Regional Planning can offer you...

  • DCRP - Department of Community & Regional Planning» A nationally accredited Planning education

  • » A degree with a large range of job opportunities

  • » An education that would prepare you to meaningfully contribute to society

  • » A strong alumni who assist students with internships and job placement

  • » A family-oriented atmosphere

  • » Access to regular professional development activities at the local, state, regional and national levels

  • » Students learn and apply cutting-edge technologies in computer applications, transportation planning, environmental analysis and housing and community development

  • » An exciting educational journey filled with field trips, internships, workshops, community service and professional development activities

  • » Sustainability: Natural Environment, Healthy Communities, Economic VitalityFaculty who are committed to student engagement and experiential learning

  • » Significant opportunities for students after graduation

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Our BSUP program is 1 of 16 undergraduate planning programs in the country accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). The MURP is 1 of 72 master’s programs at 77 North American universities.

The BSUP program has 25 students enrolled in the program for AY 2016 – 2017 while the MURP program has 46 students currently enrolled.

Students are pursuing research in: 

    • » Urban land encroachment

    • » Food security & geo-spatial assessment of the food store environment

    • » Agricultural systems in the US and China

    • Picture of DCRP students» Greenhouse gas emissions as a sustainability indicator

    • » Urban growth & solid waste generation

    • » Sense of place, civic engagement & community development

    • » Faith-based institutions and community Development

    • » Zoning issues related to the “Tiny Home”

    • » Energy & water consumption patterns

    • » Urban sustainability indicators

  • Picture of DCRP studentsUndergraduate as well as graduate students can get involved in the DRCP’s Urban Planning Association (UPA), which is a student organization dedicated to promoting the professional growth and development of students majoring and minoring in Urban Planning.

    The UPA is affiliated with the Alabama State Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and supports student participation in activities of the both the state and national APA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

    Huntsville, Alabama’s Planning Department provides opportunities for experiential learning and training for DCRP’s students.

    Picture of DCRP studentsStudents interested in information about the L. Crump scholarship for undergraduate students should email for instructions.

    For information about admission, contact the Admissions Office.

    Information about Federal, State and University aid can be accessed at the Financial Aid web site.

    For graduate students interested in applying to Graduate Studies for scholarships and assistantships, information can be accessed from the Grad Resources website or by clicking directly on the links below:

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DCRP – training future generations to create smart, healthy, livable & sustainable communities!


Contact us to begin your journey today!

Department of Community & Regional Planning

Alabama A&M University, Normal AL 35762

Telephone: (256) 372-5426/4988 / Fax: (256) 372-5906 or