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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Urban Studies, Minor

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to better understand and be able to effectively address, as both professionals and citizens, the many challenges presented by the rapid pace of urban change in the 21st century.

The Minor in Urban Studies provides an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing careers such as architecture, land-use or community planning, law, public policy and administration, education, law enforcement, community organizing, transportation, housing and commercial development, real estate, political service, social work, journalism and research.

Coursework in urban history, sociology, and anthropology introduces students to theory development and evaluation and builds skills of critical thinking and analysis. Coursework in architecture, politics, and geography additionally emphasizes the ways in which urban practitioners identify and work to solve urban problems and challenges.

Minor Requirements

A Minor in Urban Studies requires completion of 18 credit hours.


* May count toward credit for the General Education Requirement  of LBST 2101 .

Additional Course Options

With prior permission from the Urban Studies Director, students may also select from:

Students may also count up to 9 credit hours of other courses that have a significant urban focus with the prior permission of the Director of the Minor in Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

Of their total 18 credit hours, students are expected to take no more than 6 credit hours of coursework in any one disciplinary area.