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A Major in Urban Studies

Description of Major

This major educates students about a flexible but organized way of preparing to be productive participants in contemporary urban life. It is an extremely flexible liberal arts program that gives students great leeway in developing their own focus on an aspect or urban life that interests them. This is accomplished through a large number of courses the students choose with a faculty advisor and a related thesis project.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for urban studies graduates, including:

Community Development Worker Community Worker
Economic Development Administrator Environmental Health Specialist
Facilities Development Specialist Health and Social Policy Planner
Housing and Community Developer Human Services Worker
Land Development Coordinator Non-profit Organization Manager
Policy Director Professor
Project Development Officer Project Evaluator
Public Administrator Real Estate Analyst
Real Estate Developer Research Planner
Residence Counselor Social Worker
Urban Policy Maker Urban Renewal Administrator
Urban Sociologist  


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree. 

Additional Links 

American Public Works Association

Association of Metropolitan Planning Associations

Community Development Society

International Downtown Association

UC College of DAAP