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Prepare to make a difference in an increasingly urban world.
Explore, question, and understand the fast-growing urban systems where half of the globe’s population lives today. Learn how politics, urban layout, and social services shape our neighborhoods and cities.
In the urban studies program, you'll draw on many different disciplines to learn how elements of urban life affect people’s work, relationships, and spiritual health. You’ll challenge assumptions and look for ways that city infrastructure and social mechanisms can promote justice and renewal.
You'll stretch yourself beyond the classroom through jobs, internships, and off-campus study programs, where you’ll serve and learn from communities every day. The knowledge you gain will complement any other discipline and enrich any career.
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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.
Learn more about the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs.
Helping cities to flourish
Do you have an interest in health education, policies, and advocacy work in urban environments? Pair your urban studies minor with a public health degree. Learn more »
Step outside the classroom
You could pursue your urban studies abroad in places like China, Honduras, Britain, and beyond. Learn more »
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Communication & Media Studies
- Education (BA, BS)
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- Master of Education (MEd)
- Master of Education (MEd) Online
- Health Sciences
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- Kinesiology (Pre-professional Emphasis)
- One Health
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Recreation Leadership
- Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA, MA)
- Master of Speech Pathology
- Theraputic Recreation
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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