*Curriculum information here is for those admitted prior to 2020. For those admitted in 2020, please click here.
Includes 2 units of internship and 4 units of capstone
20 units of required track courses, 8 units of track electives
Select one of the following tracks:
Students will be required to take 4 units of cross-cutting topics coursework (PPD 400), preferably in junior year after having completed the core curriculum.
PPD 301 PPD Practices Internship Seminar
2-unit internship course
Students must have 90 units to pursue the capstone options.
1. PPD 431 Undergraduate Policy, Planning and Development Studio (4 units) — Studio class, four-units, designed to be project based, experiential or service learning, and integrative across multiple tracks.
2. PPD 497 Senior Thesis (2 units) — Students engage in a track-spanning research project, with a professional or academic paper as the final deliverable.
Our philosophy of teaching and learning balances the study of theory from many disciplines with skills to help graduates address real-world problems.