Economics Question

<p>Not sure if anyone would be able to answer this for me, but if I double major in economics and history in undergrad, would that set me up to go to grad school for regional and urban planning? </p>

<p>It's something that I'm interested in, but not necessarily sure of. Just something I would like to have the option of going in to. (And my school does not have an undergrad program in planning)</p>

<p>I'd be more interested in the development/economics of planning, and less so on the actual design of the land, although that would certainly be important as well.</p>

<p>Check a grad school that offers that program and see what the specific requirements are.
But I think majoring in economics alone should qualify for such a program.</p>

<p>Here are the requirements for NYU Wagner masters program
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<p>If you are interested in the development/economics of it, then I suggest getting into a top MBA program or Masters in Real Estate program. This will generally require a few yrs of post-graduate work experience first though.</p>

<p>If you go urban planning, you will be in the college of architecture and thus stuck which a bunch of tree hugging hippies who don't know a pro forma from the hole in their @#$. Honestly, those are good people, and I find urban planning to be quite fascinating. However, if you are interested in development then go finance, not architecture. Often times, architects and urban planners go back to school for an MBA or Masters in Real Estate so they can learn the finance necessary to transition into a development role.</p>

<p>I recommend looking for jobs in commercial real estate out of undergrad (or even internships while in undergrad). These are often small firms and it requires you to do a lot of networking and footwork to get hired (actually, this is far more important than any knowledge that you may have). </p>

<p>Undergrads with finance/real estate majors are recruited/hired for positions with these companies. So, there is hope for you of landing a job out of undergrad (then possibly going back for Masters in the future). The earlier you start networking, the better positioned you will be.</p>