Community and Environmental Planning B.S.

The program goal is to provide students with the theoretical and applied knowledge, and skills that will equip them to be effective community planners enabling them to

  • help communities manage development
  • assess the consequences of proposed changes to the landscape at different scales, from local to regional, anticipating consequences of the land use changes that require community resources and regulatory tools
  • facilitate the protection of natural resources and environmental services, people, and other living things depend upon

Students graduating with a degree in Community and Environmental Planning

  • know how to integrate human and natural systems
  • understand how local governments function, and have basic administrative and technical planning skills to support the development and implementation of sound community level development and land use change decisions
  • are clear communicators, able to facilitate planning processes between citizens of a community and their government, serving a common community vision
  • are effective ethical collaborators, trained to foster interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approaches to planning
  • have a strong interest and belief that they can make a difference in bringing about a sustainable future

Career/Employment Opportunities for Graduates

public agencies and organizations at the state, national, and international levels

  • community, regional or environmental planners
  • community facilitators and educators
  • land and conservation organizations
  • cooperative extension specialists

Questions? Contact:

Mary Adamo Friedman, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Community and Environmental Planning, Principal Lecturer
James Hall, Room G62
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933