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Urban Studies

Degree Programs

Urban Studies

Engaging the Century of the City

Why Urban Studies?

DU's urban studies minor offers a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to the urban environment.  Students learn about the history of urban society in the USA and the consequences of public policy that addresses

  • urban planning
  • transportation
  • housing
  • education
  • growth management
  • economic development

Students working toward a minor in urban studies take courses in anthropology, education, economics, geography, human communication studies and sociology.  They think and learn about cities in an informed, disciplined and integrated way.

WHAT DO URBAN studies GRADUATES DO?

A minor in urban studies can prepare you for a job in fields like:

  • urban planning and redevelopment
  • low-income housing development
  • criminal justice
  • environmental planning
  • human services
  • law and government
  • real estate
  • teaching
  • international development
  • foundations and public policy research

For coursework details visit the urban studies page.