Degree Requirements

  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Urban Studies (BA, Urban Studies). Students can also pursue this subject as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). There is no minor in Urban Studies.


    Requirements Worksheet

    Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the major in Urban Studies, including electives. Not all courses are offered every semester. Courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor. Students are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for Urban Studies to track their progress. They should bring the advising worksheet when meeting with their advisors. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the major requirement.

    Requirements for the Major in Urban Studies

    Required Courses Credits
    ULEC 2621 Dynamic Metropolis 3
    UURB 2001 History of World Urbanism 2 3
    UURB 3810 Urban Core Lab 3
    Choose 1: 4

    •LURB 3010 Community Organizing
    •UENV 3200 Mapping the Urban
    •PSDS Digital Modeling
    •PSDS Sensing


    UURB Project-Based Course (1) 4
    LURB Advanced Concepts Course (1) 4
    LURB or UURB Comparative or Non-Western

    1 Additional LURB/UURB 2000-Level Course 4
    3 Additional 3000-Level LURB/UURB Courses 12
    2 Additional 4000-Level Courses 8
    Senior Capstone (2 semesters) 4
    Total Credits 56