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Courses for a Degree in Urban Studies

In addition to a focus on urban studies courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Urban Studies Courses:

  • Introduction to Urban Sociology
  • Urban Ethnographies
  • Metropolitics of Race and Place
  • Metropolitan Planning
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • GIS Methods
  • Architecture
  • Economic Development
  • Shaping of the Modern City
  • Contemporary Urban Issues
  • Field Research
  • International Urban Topics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology