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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Environment
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Description:Go beyond urban planning and learn to tackle the environmental and social challenges facing the world's urban, rural, and natural areas. Learn how to manage the growth of cities, design efficient transportation systems, protect parks and other natural areas, preserve heritage, and more.

This multidisciplinary program covers everything from economic and legal issues to design skills, land development, and GIS technology. Whether you choose to put your degree to work for government, academia, or the private sector, you'll be ready to create a sustainable future through smart planning.


Through Waterloo's co-op program, you'll earn money, have access to North America's largest selection of co-op jobs, and graduate with up to 2 years of valuable work experience.
URL:Planning (urban planning) at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,000
International: $43,000
Scholarships:27
Careers:Landscape ArchitectsUrban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

  • A minimum final grade of 75% is required in the prerequisite English course.
  • Ontario students need six Grade 12 U and/or M courses.

Application Notes : Not an Ontario high school student?

We'll accept equivalent courses from other provinces and systems of study. Visit Waterloo's website to view the specific requirements for your province or country.

If your first language is not English, please refer to our English language requirements and eligible tests.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 23, 2021

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