Courses for a Degree in Urban Studies

A college degree in urban studies focuses on how and why cities are created.

For this major you’ll take lots of urban studies classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in urban studies:

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