Community & Regional Planning

Discover What Can You do With A CRP Degree

Careers for planning graduates are available in:

  • Private and corporate practice
    • Multidisciplinary design firms
    • land developers
    • real estate agencies
    • urban, regional or city planning firms
  • Public practice
    • Economic development agencies
    • Environmental organizations
    • Health departments
    • Housing authorities
    • Federal, state, regional, county and municipal governments
  • Nonprofit practice
    • Chambers of commerce
    • Environmental advocacy organizations
    • Environmental, cultural and historic resource protection organizations
    • Neighborhood and community advocacy groups
    • Peace Corps
    • Social service organizations

Recent Iowa State University Planning graduates have pursued the following career paths. This is not a comprehensive list of the possible career choices available to someone with a planning degree. Please note that some careers require additional education beyond the Bachelor's degree.

  • Comprehensive planning
  • Downtown development
  • Economic development
  • Environmental planning
  • Geographic information systems specialization
  • Growth management
  • Housing
  • Historic preservation
  • International planning
  • Land-use planning
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Planning management
  • Policy planning and management
  • Regional and metropolitan planning
  • Rural planning
  • Site design
  • Small-town planning
  • Social planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Transportation planning
  • University or college teaching, research and administration (requires additional education)
  • Urban design
  • Urban revitalization
  • Zoning administration