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Urban and Public Policy

The Urban and Public Policy undergraduate major (14 courses) examines issues such as planning, transportation, housing, land use, urban redevelopment, income distribution, etc from several disciplinary bases.

Courses in this program include the prerequisites of SOC 101 “Introduction to Sociology” and PSC 101 “Introduction to American Politics”, courses on social problems, economics and economic geography, as well as a core of urban policy, public policy and public administration courses, statistics and research methods. Advanced courses on public policy from the departments of Geography, Planning and Design, Sociology, and Political Science are also part of this curriculum.

This major is for those interested in urban life and problems, social problems, urban planning, and public administration.

Double majors and minors with other departments are encouraged.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements for the Urban and Public Policy major can be found here.

Careers and Further Education in Urban and Public Policy

Our majors have gone on to pursue careers as corps members, production operators and survey technicians.  Graduates from this program have pursued graduate studies in Urban Planning and Law.