Become a pioneer for sustainable solutions.

Delve into the dynamic fields of geography, planning, and sustainability, where vibrant interconnections provide potent solutions for tackling today’s social and environmental challenges. The urban and regional planning degree and geography minors at Westfield State University will equip you with the essential skills needed to actively contribute to community-wide efforts addressing the intertwined complexities of ecology, economy, and equity.

REQUEST INFORMATION    Apply    Contact Us

  • Oldest undergraduate regional planning degree in New England

  • Field-based classes and internships

  • State-of-the-art geospatial technology

Experiential learning with faculty experts.

Our department faculty members possess acute expertise across a range of specializations, including climate change adaptation, fair and affordable housing, sustainable transportation and food systems, green building design, and international development. We take pride in being focused on the success of our students, providing invaluable opportunities for regional travel, hands-on internships, community-engaged research, and career counseling.

A Westfield State University professor smiles while sitting in front of multiple large screens displaying an aerial view of a coastline.

Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Join our community of planning professionals. 

Through a combination of urban and regional planning courses, internships, community projects, and research, our skilled faculty practitioners will prepare you to work as a professional planner in public, non-profit, and private sector positions. You’ll carry out your work in our state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) lab and a dedicated Planning Studio where maps, plans, models, and designs take shape.

As an urban and regional planning student, you can choose from six in-demand concentrations: 

GARP class featuring instructor with students using surveying tools

Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions you have about the Geography, Planning, and Sustainability Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

Contact Us

Dr. Timothy LeDoux
Chair – Geography, Planning, and Sustainability Department  
Wilson Hall 203B

Request Information

We’re here to answer your questions and deliver the support you need along your academic journey. Please provide your contact information and area of interest and we’ll be in touch shortly.


Geography, Planning, and Sustainability Department