*A minimum of nine (9) general elective credits must be taken. General electives may be taken in pursuit of a minor. They may be taken any time prior to or during the Regional and Community Planning program and may include KSU approved AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credits. Students may not count more than three (3) total hours of recreation credits toward graduation.
**Professional Electives in the sixth semester must include 6 undergraduate credit hours of PLAN courses.
All required courses taught in the landscape architecture and regional and community planning programs that are counted toward the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.
***Eighth semester: Two distinct study opportunities are offered during this semester, each requiring 14 credit hours. The study abroad and internship options have course requirements that substitute for the 9 professional elective credit requirements.
All students will complete either a Master’s Report or a Master’s Thesis.
+If a student elects the thesis option, PLAN 897 Proposal Writing will be taken during the eighth semester for 2 credit hours. This course is completed by advance arrangement. PLAN 897 students work independently to develop their thesis proposal with their major professor’s supervision. PLAN 899 Research in Planning will be taken in the ninth semester in place of PLAN 897 and in the tenth semester in place of PLAN 705, PLAN 898 and the professional elective.
The K-State 8 General Education areas are covered by courses required in the Regional and Community Planning curriculum. Information about the K-State 8 is available on the web and in the university catalog.