Major and Minor Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements

Major Requirements

The Urban Studies major requires the completion of a total of 10 classes (40 semester hours) as indicated:

Lower Division Courses: 16 semester hours

URBN 1000 - The Urban World
URBN 1010 - Urban Analysis
SOCL 2000 - Qualitative Research Methods
SOCL 2100 - Quantitative Research Methods

Upper Division Courses: 16 semester hours

URBN 3045 - Urban Planning
URBN 3046 - Sustainable Cities
URBN 3047 - Community Development
URBN 4000 - Senior Project

and 8 semester hours of courses selected from the following areas in any combination:
1) Law and Justice
2) Urban Politics, Public Administration, and Policy Analysis
3) Urban Culture
4) Urban-Ethnic Communities
5) Urban Planning

The current University Bulletin includes a list of specific courses that satisfy the five area requirements.

Minor Requirements

Students with a major in another academic discipline may complete an undergraduate major in Urban Studies. The minor requires the completion of a total of 5 classes (20 semester hours) as indicated:

Lower Division Courses: 8 semester hours

URBN 1000 - The Urban World
URBN 1010 - Urban Analysis

Upper Division Courses: 12 semester hours

URBN 3045 - Urban Planning
URBN 3046 - Sustainable Cities
URBN 3047 - Community Development

Double Majors

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Urban Studies Program, students in many majors (including African-American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) may find a second major in Urban Studies an attractive option. In most cases, majors in these fields can complete the requirements for a second major in Urban Studies simultaneously with their first degree and count at least two classes (8 semester hours) toward both majors.