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MAKE MAJOR CHANGE
ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY.
INFLUENCE THE WORLD.
MAJOR AT CUPPA.
You realize that everybody wants
to make the world a better place
on paper, but this degree lets me take action.
A CUPPA degree lets me move up in ranks
but also apply it to more entrepreneurial
pursuits. I see just me being able to use the
knowledge to try to affect proper change.
Chicago is pretty set in its ways. Me having
this knowledge and using it for the greater
good—it’s going to happen. It’s having the
patience to apply this idea of
making the world a better place.
UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
(CUPPA) is home to two academic departments
providing Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in
Public Policy and Urban Studies and six minors in
Civic Analytics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
Nonprofit Management, Public Policy, Sustainable
Cities, and Urban Studies.
In CUPPA, we help students match their hopes for
the future with the skills and networks to make real
change possible. We teach students to first understand
the needs and strengths of communities, and then
work together to improve them. In Chicago and around
the world, we strive to create just, resilient, and livable