Urban Studies Bachelor's Degree Overview
Urban studies looks at all aspects of cities, including economic development and urban planning. Students take classes in economics, geography, history, political science and sociology. The purpose of the program is to provide a broad understanding of urban issues in a global world.
UT's urban studies program looks at many areas and professional views. There are six sub-fields: urban community development, urban environmental policy, urban history, urban management, urban policy and urban planning and economic development. This flexibility allows students to focus on a wide area of interests.
College of Arts and Letters Highlights
- Active learning — Versus just sitting in a classroom and absorbing the knowledge, we have our students learn and then "do" through volunteer work or internships.
- Faculty working and researching in the field — In addition to teaching courses, our faculty are out there investigating and uncovering new insights and theories. This puts them among the leaders in their respective fields.
- Better preparation for graduate school — Most of the programs in the college have a graduate-level component, this means those same instructors will be teaching and preparing you at the undergraduate level.
- Technology integrated into curriculum — Our students learn and practice on the same equipment they'll encounter in the working world; standout technology includes a geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing labs, a media-driven Foreign Languages Learning Lab, a letterpress facility, a high-definition television studio with editing and scripting bays, and more.
Urban studies graduates have a broad liberal arts education. They are well prepared to work in urban-related employment or find jobs in local government or community agencies. Students also have the opportunity to pursue graduate programs in urban studies.
Urban Studies Bachelor's Degree Curriculum