Community, Environment, and Planning
Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP), is an interdisciplinary program under the Department of Urban Planning in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, interdisciplinary means:
Of or pertaining to two or more disciplines or branches of learning; contributing to or benefiting from two or more disciplines.
Although there's definitely a lot of interest in planning within the program, the C, the E, and the P are all equally important and as Program Director Christopher Campbell always says, "this is YOUR major." CEP is a program that's truly "what you make it." The amount of things that can be said about CEP is endless, from the ability to personalize and take charge of your education to the opportunity to build a small, close-knit learning community where students play an enormous role in running many aspects of the program. I'm not going to go into detail, but I hope the pages on my Individual Study Plan, Governance, my Internship, and my Senior Project help convey some of this and more. If you would like to learn more about CEP in general, please visit their website.
My time in CEP has been wonderful and I would like to thank Program Manager Caitlin Dean, Program Director Christopher Campbell, all my fellow CEPsters, and the Outreach and Admissions Committee for helping to make it so.
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