Further enhancing Florida State Law's ability to provide comprehensive preparation for a career in environmental, energy and land use law is the joint-degree program with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Florida State's Urban and Regional Planning program is nationally respected and offers a wide array of fields of emphasis. When combined with the J.D. degree, particularly with the Certificate in Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, the joint degree provides an excellent foundation in both the law and the policy of land use. Students complete the joint degree with 78 hours taken in the College of Law (plus 3 additional if completing the Certificate) and 33 in the Urban and Regional Planning program, graduating with the J.D. and Masters degrees.