Courses for your Planning degree

First-year courses and beyond*

September to December

  • PLAN 100 – The Evolution of Planning
  • PLAN 102 – Professional Communication
  • PLAN 104 – Perspectives on Planning
  • PLAN 105 – Introduction to Planning Analysis
  • ENVS 195 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

January to April

  • PLAN 103Planning, Administration, and Finance
  • PLAN 110 – Visual Approaches to Design and Communication
  • ENVS 178 – Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics
  • Two electives

After first year

Most of the classes you’ll take will be Planning courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses 

PLAN 203 – Transportation Planning and Analysis
PLAN 210 – Community Design Fundamentals for Planners
PLAN 300 – Planning Theory
PLAN 483 – Land Development Planning

*This is a sample schedule. Courses may be subject to change depending on availability each term.

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Graham Barnes our Faculty of Environment recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps