This section of the web site provides specific information for those interested in attending either the undergraduate or graduate City & Regional Planning programs at Cal Poly.
The About Planning and About CRP pages provide an overview of the profession of planning and the City & Regional Planning Department respectively.
Specific information for Freshmen, Transfer, Change of Major and Masters students is accessed through the corresponding pages in this section of the web site.
The information about computers and drawing equipment that is provided below applies to both freshmen and transfer students entering the program.
City and Regional Planning is one of the most exciting career fields available today. As the population increases and becomes more concentrated in certain areas of the country, carefully planned development is the only way to ensure that the quality of life in those areas is maintained and enhanced. Much of the responsibility for promoting and maintaining the good life in a community belongs to the city and regional planners.
Professional planners prepare comprehensive plans for development projects, neighborhoods, cities, states and regions. They deal with transportation, housing, community facilities, commercial areas, public safety, open space, urban design, and the use of land. And they're responsible for developing a plan of action to turn their paper plans into reality - into roads, buildings and open spaces.
The planner's goal is to help communities and regions grow in harmony with the natural environment and in tune with public concerns.
For assistance using the Curriculum Flowchart, please contact the CRP department.