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MAJOR IN URBAN STUDIES
BECOME AN AGENT OF CHANGE.
When I was in high school,
I didn’t know what urban
studies or urban planning was. I took an
urban studies class in my first semester
where I learned about urban planning
and cities. I realized I could make maps,
study how cities work (or how they
sometimes don’t), and do it with a group
of students that have similar questions
and interests that I do. Now I use my
Urban Studies degree in my daily work
at the Chicago Housing
BA Urban Studies ’17; MUPP ‘19
Are you passionate about public transit, urban sustainability,
affordable housing, or city maps? Do you care about making cities
better for all people? Do you ask yourself how Chicago came to look
like it does today, and what it might take for you to change it? Urban
Studies students examine topics such as fair access to affordable
housing, clean water, and public spaces, efficient transportation
systems, and how to create good jobs in cities. You will master skills
like data analysis and designing presentations, learn the tools to
make cities ‘great’ and sustainable, and connect to people that can
help you make change now and in the future.
With a campus located in the heart of Chicago, every day is an
opportunity to understand and apply skills learned in the classroom.
Urban Studies majors also have the opportunity to further their
education by enrolling in our accelerated Joint Bachelors/Masters
degree program in Urban Planning and/or combining the Urban
Studies major with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (for
map-making and spatial analysis) or Sustainable Cities.