Undergraduate Study: Concentration in Urban Studies

The Concentration in Urban Studies is offered as an option in the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree for undergraduate students.

The Department of City and Regional Planning developed this program to provide a structure of study for students interested in the origin, evolution, and function of cities and metropolitan areas. Courses have been chosen to allow exploration of multiple perspectives on the dynamics of urban change, the causes of urban problems, and the sources of urban innovation. Special emphasis is given to the physical development of communities, and the interaction of that development with the social, economic, and environmental well being of communities. The curriculum considers theories, ideologies, and practices to support solutions to urban and regional problems and offers students opportunities to engage in addressing local challenges with community partners. This course of study prepares students for pursuit of a professional master's degree in a related discipline (e.g., City Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, etc.)

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