Urban Studies



Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences



Metropolitan life. A different view.

According to the Department of Census statistics, almost 80 percent of the United States' population lives in urban areas. What does that mean? Real world value for an urban studies degree.

Gain an appreciation for the diverse nature of urban populations and the unique issues they face. Understand the economic, political, environmental, and social forces that shape these areas. Additionally, students engage in community service throughout the program, culminating into a comprehensive internship.

The urban studies program prepares students for entry to mid-level public sector positions, as well as private nonprofit and for profit careers that use urban study program skills and knowledge.


Foundation Courses
9 Credits

Must be taken in sequential order.

Course
Crs.
Title
URST 201
3
Introduction to Urban Studies
URST 301
3
Urban Theory
URST 401
3
Urban Studies Internship

Core Courses
39 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ECON 201
3
Introduction to Economics
OR
POSC 300
3
American Political Economy
HIST 318
3
History of African Americans in American Cities
HIST 319
3
Urban America Since 1870
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
POSC 301
3
American Government
POSC 302
3
State and Local Government
SOSC 304
3
Introduction to Public Administration
SOSC 307
3
Urban Planning
SOSC 340
3
Intro to Nonprofit Leadership
GEOG 406
3
Urban Geography
HEED 420
3
Community Health
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
OR
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 206
3
African American History II
PHSC 103
3
Technology and Human Affairs
SPCH 105
3
Speech
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PHIL 102
3
Logic
ECON 201
3
Introduction to Economics
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
URST 201
3
Introduction to Urban Studies
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
URST 301
3
Urban Theory
POSC 301
3
US Government
HIST 318
3
History of Afro Americans in City
SOSC 304
3
Introduction to Public Administration
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIST 319
3
Urban America since 1870
POSC 302
3
State and Local Government
S0SC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOSC 340
3
Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Social Statistics
GEOG 406
3
Urban Geography
S0SC 307
3
Urban Planning
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
HEED 420
3
Community Health
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
URST 401
3
Internship
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective