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 & 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, and one of our core courses meets the General Education requirement for Ethical Reasoning and Community Engagement (ERCE).

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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. Jocilyn Martinez.

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