Bioregional Planning and Community Design (M.S.)
Note: This program is under review by the State Board of Education and is not accepting new students at this time.
Master of Science. Major in Bioregional Planning and Community Design.
The Bioregional Planning and Community Design M.S. degree requires the completion of 44 units of course work. Specific requirements are: core requirements (20 credits); additional competency via restricted and free elective requirements (12 credits); area of specialization (9 credits); and final project or thesis. The final project can take the form of a professional report or a client report. See the BIOP student handbook for actual specific course requirements.
- Professional bioregional and local planning and design process skills including problem-solving, applied research or forecasting, spatial analysis, and plan creation.
- Ethics and civic leadership: the program emphasizes community outreach and applied planning with Idaho communities facing rapid changes in the character of economies and land use. Sustainability is the cornerstone of that effort. Studio work translates this approach into practice and allows the student to make the program’s intent available as a community service.
- Working with diverse communities and professional communication, facilitation, mediation, and implementation skills to integrate local and formal sources of knowledge.