Urban Studies/Urban AffairsPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will study social science principles as they relate to urban institutions. You will learn about urban issues and develop new theories and strategies for dealing with them in order to improve the life of people who live in cities. You will study general sociology, economics, and political courses. Later you will study health care issues; urban design; race, gender, and age problems; fiscal and welfare systems; transportation problems; organizational and management concepts and design; legal issues; and political systems.
- A bachelor's degree provides a good background for many occupations in government or social service agencies.
- A graduate degree is required for many occupations in this field, especially for college teaching, management positions in urban government, law, criminal justice, and research.
- Graduates with a degree in urban studies may find opportunities in politics, labor relations, lobbying, and city planning.