In an increasingly urban world, you will immerse yourself in an education dedicated to both understanding and engaging urban contexts.
Currently, half the global population lives in cities. By 2050, the global urban population is estimated to grow to closer to 70 percent. Cities are the present and the future. The urban studies minor offers an interdisciplinary program of study that considers all aspects of urban life and development.
Track one: Urban Social Development
A general introduction to the city. You'll gain a multifaceted understanding of urban life from various disciplinary angles and insights.
Track two: The Built Environment
Perfect for aspiring architects and urban planners. You'll learn the key aspects of building, designing, and shaping neighborhoods and cities.
Track three: Urban Policy
A step toward city politics, nonprofits, and social service work. You'll explore the tools and frameworks of local government and the social service sectors of urban life.
Track four: Education
For teachers in urban contexts. You'll better understand the systems and structures that affect urban schools.