Urban Studies Major

Requirements for the Major

36 credits.

All Urban Studies majors are required to take the following courses:

UR-101Introduction to Urban Studies3
UR-212American Metropolitan Evolution3
UR-213Human Identity and Urban Environment3
UR-320Human Needs and Social Policy3
UR-401Research Seminar in Urban Studies/ Capstone3
Total Credits15

Students are encouraged to take community-based experiential courses, including practicum and internship. These course credits may not exceed a total of 12, three of which may count towards the major. Students may take the internship after completing 18 credits in the major. The practicum can be taken at any time, upon permission of department.

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: Urban Studies

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
EN-101 English Composition I 3
LASC First-Year Seminar3
UR-101 Introduction to Urban Studies 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
UR Any 100 or 200 level course in major3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
UR Major elective approved by advisor3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits15
Semester Four
UR-213 Human Identity and Urban Environment 3
UR-212 American Metropolitan Evolution 3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
UR-320 Human Needs and Social Policy 3
UR Any 200 or 300 Level Course3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
UR Major elective approved by advisor3
UR Major elective approved by advisor3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
UR-401 Research Seminar in Urban Studies/ Capstone 3
UR Course recommended by Advisor3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
UR-450 Internship: Urban Studies 3-12
UR Taken if short of 36 credits3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15-20
 Total Credits121-126

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.