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Undergraduate Program

Major in Urban Studies
Students who major in Urban Studies will be introduced to the broad range of theoretical and practical public policy issues facing public and private agencies dealing with the urban environment today.

The major consists of 36 credits in courses from the Department of Urban Studies as follows:

  • Urban Studies 101 (Urban Poverty and Affluence)
  • Urban Studies 105 (Urban Politics)
  • Urban Studies 200 (Urban Research Methods)
  • Urban Studies 221 (Making Public Policy)
  • Urban Studies 330W (Contemporary Urban Theory)
  • Either Urban Studies 360W or 370.
  • (May be waived for students holding a full-time job in an urban-related field.)
  • 18 (or 21) credits in other Urban Studies courses.
Students with a major in Urban Studies are encouraged to develop, with the help of their faculty advisor, a concentration in a particular sub field of Urban Studies. Examples of such concentrations include:

  • Public Policy and Politics
  • Public Sector Management
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health and Health Policy
  • Urban Environment Policy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Urban Culture and Identity  

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