Undergraduate Programs

Urban Studies Minor


Creative Placemaking For An Urbanizing World

The Urban Studies minor provides an understanding of the economic, social, cultural, political, and spatial phenomena of urban areas, and how they came to be. It offers students the opportunity to supplement their education and training with a focus on the problems and potentials of the urban world around us.

This interdisciplinary minor is a great complement to any degree program. Students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree are strongly encouraged to consider this field of study.


The minor consists of 15 credit hours minimum, including 3 core courses and 2 electives. There are a broad range of electives available to choose from.


PAD 3003 Introduction to Public & Community Service
URP 4052 Urban & Regional Planning
URS 3002 Introduction to Urban Studies


Select any two (2) courses, of your choice, from the list below:
AMH 3530
Immigration History
ANT 4442 Urban Life & Culture
ARC 4784 The City
CCJ 3014 Crime & Justice in America
PUP 4002 Public Policy
SOW 3210 The American Social Welfare System
SYD 4410 Urban Sociology
SYD 4411 Urban Life
URP 4050 City Planning & Community Development
URS 4930 Special Topics in Urban Studies

Course Grade Requirement

Only courses in which a grade of "C-" or better is attained will count towards the minor.


For more information about the minor in Urban Studies, please contact the Undergraduate Program CoordinatorDr. Stephen Neely.

To declare a minor in Urban Studies, please contact the Academic AdvisorBrandon Kroll, or use the eScheduler to make an advising appointment. After logging in, select Interdisciplinary Social Sciences to meet with the advisor.