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About the Urban Studies Program

The Urban Studies Curriculum stresses:

  • Critical review and analysis of issues facing urban areas worldwide, in the United States, and within New York City.
  • The use of theory and research from the social sciences in the formulation and evaluation of social and economic policies.
  • Seminars, tutorials, and field work to provide students with practical knowledge of public policy, including an understanding of the problems encountered when actually working in the field.
  • Relating the student's life experience and personal observations to classroom reading and discussion. Participation by students in departmental research projects.
  • Exposure to issues currently facing citizens and decisionmakers in New York City and the Borough of Queens.

As a small department, we promote a close working relationship between students and faculty.

The Major

The Minor

The Graduate Program

Service Learning in Urban Studies


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Phone: 718-997-5130
Fax: 718-997-5133

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