Program Information

Hours and Location
Mon - Fri:8:30am - 5:00pm
HHSB, Rm 540

Program Information

Take the Urban Studies Challenge

Enroll in the exciting and dynamic new Urban Studies major program. Take the Urban Studies Interest Test offered below to help you find out if you should consider it as a major. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, check out the new Urban Studies major.

  • Do you think you can be mayor or head a city, county, or state agency some day?
  • Do you want to land a job in the federal, state or local government or at a nonprofit agency?
  • Do you think that you can develop urban policies that make a difference to increase the quality of lives of persons living in the "hood"?
  • Do you want to work as an advocate with and for the community?
  • Do you like the city?
  • Do you want to understand the city and its relationship to its surrounding areas?
  • Do you think that urban issues in Johannesburg, London, Lagos, Jerusalem, Port-Au-Prince and Tokyo have some commonality with Baltimore urban issues?
  • Do you want to use your undergraduate degree as a springboard to graduate school?

Use of GIS Technology

Students majoring in Urban Studies learn to use GIS (geographic information system). GIS integrates hardware, software, and data. GIS captures, manages, analyzes, and displays geographically referenced information. GIS will be used to examine urban issues such as education, environment, housing, health and social justice.

How to Declare Your Major

To declare Urban Studies as your major, contact Dr. Ken Morgan, Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary and Urban Studies in the Social Sciences Department.

You will get an Undergraduate Declaration of Major Form to fill out. He will then advise you on the courses that you need to take using the Urban Studies Status Sheet. The Status Sheet list all courses you must take. The Status Sheet along with Dr. Morgan’s advising will help map out the courses you take for each semester leading to your graduation. Each semester you will be advised. If you have declared another major and desire now to be an Urban Studies major, you must get the releasing Department chairperson to sign off.