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.