Urban and Public Policy Studies

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About the Program

The Urban and Public Policy Studies major is designed for students with an interest in social problems, urban communities, and public policy and administration. Students examine issues such as planning, transportation, housing, land use, development, and urban inequality from several disciplinary bases.

The major curriculum includes coursework in political science, sociology, geography, history, and environmental design, as well as foundational work in statistics and research methods. Students are also encouraged to complete an internship for academic credit. 

Required Courses

  • PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

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