Programs

Urban Studies Concentration

24 credit hours

The Urban Studies concentration offers students the opportunity to supplement their education and training with a focus on the problems and potential of the urban world around us. Eighty percent of Americans live in one of the country's nearly 400 major metropolitan areas. Understanding the economic, social, cultural, political and spatial phenomena of urban areas, and how they came to be, is essential if one is to thrive in today's world. The Urban Studies curriculum begins with an interdisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies and then weaves the multidisciplinary urban offerings into a coherent understanding of urban life.

Required Courses: (6 hours)
URS 3002 Introduction to Urban Studies (3)
PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration (3)

Electives: (Minimum 15 hours)
Choose two of the following (6 credits):

URP 4050 City Planning and Community Development (3)
URP 4052 Urban and Regional Planning (3)
URP or URS XXXX Other approved course with URP or URS prefix (3)

Choose three of the following (9 credits):

AMH 3423 - Modern Florida (3)
AMH 3500 - American Labor History (3)
AMH 3530 - Immigration History (3)
AMH 3572 - African American History since 1865 (3)
AMS 3700 - Racism in American Society (3)
ARC 4784 - The City (3)
CCJ 3014 - Crime and Justice in America (3) or CCJ 3024 - Survey of the Criminal Justice System (3)
CCJ 3117 - Theories of Criminal Behavior (3)
EVR 2861- Introduction to Environmental Policy (3)
IDS 4942 - Community Internship (1-4)
PAD 4144 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy (3)
PAD 4204 - Public Financial Administration (3)
PAD 4930 - Selected Topics in Public Admin/Policy (3)
PAD 5035 - Issues in Public Admin/Policy (3)
PAD 5807 - Urban and Local Government Administration (3)
POS 3142 - Introduction to Urban Politics and Government (3)
POS 3182 - Florida Politics and Government (3)
SOW 3210 - American Social Welfare System (3)
SPC 3710- Communication and Cultural Diversity (3)
SYD 3700 - Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
SYD 4410 - Urban Sociology (3)
SYP 4530 - Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency (3)
TTE 4003 - Transportation and Society (3)

College Exit Requirement: (3 hours)
IDS 4934 Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS (3)
This course is the required capstone course for all BGS concentrations.

Complete Degree Requirements