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Community, Environment & Planning

Community, Environment & Planning (CEP) is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Washington. While housed in the Department of Urban Design & Planning, CEP does not provide a predefined educational path. CEP empowers students to pursue their own educational goals in the company of other self-directed individuals. The CEP core curriculum focuses on theory and practice applied to real-world settings while electives are satisfied by taking upper-level courses all across campus. Students participate in a governance process that supports the major while teaching them how to be effective leaders and doers in the world through practice, personal formation, intentionality, communal learning, and stewardship. Our students graduate to become urban planners, educators, non-profit managers, entrepreneurs, communication experts, and professionals of all sorts. For more information, please email

CEP is an education fully lived, not passively taken.