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Planning Your Courses

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Keeping your education on track in the School of Urban and Regional Planning means following the right steps when selecting your courses.

The following information explains how you can plan your courses in the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURPl) program.

At Toronto Met, we translate real-world planning issues into an engaging curriculum that challenges you to make an impact.

Diverse learning opportunities in the classroom and in the field will support you to develop substantive knowledge on cities and regions as well as the problem-solving skills needed for career flexibility and lifelong learning.

A blend of academic studies and professional education will challenge you to develop a strong foundation in both theory and practice.

In your studios and professional field placement electives, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to practice while solving  planning problems for clients.

Field research trips to national and international destinations and the chance to go on exchange will engage you with planning issues across the globe.

Opportunities to explore other disciplines, whether by pursuing a minor or taking elective courses, will challenge you to broaden your horizons.

You can even pursue specific topics of interest — under the guidance of a faculty member — through independent study (PLE 775) and/or research (PLE 806).

Transfer credits are courses completed at other accredited institutions that are assessed, and when granted, may be used toward Toronto Metropolitan University degree requirements.

Accepted transfer credits impact your program curriculum, allowing you to avoid repeating coursework and graduate sooner.

Transfer credits that have been granted will appear under "My Transfer Credits" when you log into

Certain courses cannot be taken for liberal studies credit in some programs. Please see Table A - Lower Level Restrictions for more information. The Table A-Lower Level Restrictions list that appears under your program/major are courses that do not count towards your degree requirements.

Students in the Full-time, Four-year (PLAN), Two-year Post-Baccalaureate (PLAB), and Two-year Post-Diploma (PLAD) program can complete a minor from the Undergraduate Calendar.

Please review and clarify all requirements for minor programs with their respective academic departments.

Students in the Full-time, Four-year (PLAN) program most frequently complete their minors in the following programs:

  • Economics
  • Geographic Analysis
  • Geography
  • Global Politics and Development
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Real Estate Management