The major in urban studies provides you with an interdisciplinary perspective on the forces of urbanization, urban growth and decline, urban life, and urban problems.

A major in urban studies must include:

  • ECN-111, PSC-101, and SOC-101,
  • ECN-225, MTH-241, PSC-150 or SOC- 303,
  • two of the following four courses: ECN- 234, HST-321, PSC-208, and SOC-223, and
  • at least five additional courses from the list below:
    • EES-201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
      ECN-234 Urban Economics
      ECN-237 Economics of Poverty and Inequality
      ECN-238 Public Finance
      ECN-250 Labor Economics
      HST-233 American Immigration History
      HST-321 History of Urban and Suburban America
      PSC-203 Judicial Process and the U.S. Supreme Court
      PSC-204 Civil Rights and the U.S. Constitution
      PSC-205 Public Policy and Administration
      PSC-207 State Politics
      PSC-208 Urban Politics
      PSC-210 Interest Groups and Political Movements
      PSC-211 Racial and Ethnic Politics
      PSC-406 Fieldwork in State and Local Public Affairs
      SOC-211 Introduction to Criminology
      SOC-213 Deviance and Social Control
      SOC-222 Population and Environment
      SOC-223 Urban Community
      SOC-241 Social Stratification
      SOC-243 Race and Ethnic Relations

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