UMKC Catalog


AUPD Department Description
The Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design has two degree tracks to choose from.

One degree track is a B.A. in Urban Planning and Design. This degree program is a four-year degree and can be completed at UMKC in its entirety.

The second track leads to a degree in one of the following professional areas: architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture. This track is a two-year program, offered in conjunction with Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

UMKC is an urban university, and architecture, urban planning and design is consistent with our vision for our community and region. Kansas City is a great urban laboratory. Few American cities have the planning and design tradition of Kansas City. We think this sets us apart, and places the students within a professional community with unmatched resources, whether one is studying architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning and design.

As the United States population continues to grow and is concentrated in metropolitan areas, urban planning and design is becoming a societal imperative. Planners address diverse public issues affecting where people live, work, and play; where they shop and receive health care; how they get from place to place; what our communities look like; and how we use our resources.