Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies
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 non-profit and for-profit careers that use Urban Study program skills and knowledge.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabulary, and concepts of Urban Studies
- Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data
- Synthesize concepts and research methods from the social sciences and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
- Critically analyze urban issues within larger historical and global contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
Must be taken in sequential order.
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.