Careers in Community and Environmental Planning

The Community and Environmental program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by providing strong fundamental and applied education in order to help communities manage development, assess the consequences of proposed changes to the landscape at different scales, and facilitate the protection of natural resources and environmental services.

Alumni Career Success

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Urban and Regional Planners

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Local and state government planning offices
  • Regional planning agencies
  • Community and economic development
  • Environmental planning and advocacy
  • Transportation planning
  • Urban design
  • Parks and recreation
  • Land and conservation organizations
  • Cooperative Extension specialists
  • City planner
  • Regional planner
  • Land use/environmental planner
  • Urban planner
  • Associate planner
  • Community development manager
  • Transportation planner

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry-level salary.