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Urban Studies Programs offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs of study.

Undergraduate CIM Major in Urban Studies

The Undergraduate CIM Major in Urban Studies allows students to explore and study cities, suburban communities, and metropolitan regions with an interdisciplinary approach. To complete the major, students take courses in, geography, history, political science, sociology, urban studies, and urban planning. See list of required and approved elective courses. The major in Urban Studies is designed to be flexible to allow the student to develop a strong foundation from the core course work and to build a set of interdisciplinary elective courses that address particular urban histories and problems from a variety of different disciplines, depending on student interest and future goals. Urban Studies prepares students for careers in nonprofit organizations, government, business, education, law, and social work. Students who major in Urban Studies are equipped for graduate study in many fields, including the social sciences and the professional fields of urban planning and law.

Undergraduate Certificate in Urban Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides the undergraduate student with a broad array of courses from 4 schools and over 18 departments which focus on urban issues and policy alternatives examined from a variety of humanistic, social scientific and professional perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact of gender, racial and ethnic diversity within the context of urban policy choices and delivery. This certificate will be of particular interest to those students considering careers or graduate work in urban areas and as a supplement to majors in the arts and sciences or professions.

More Information

To declare a major or certificate in urban studies or if you have additional questions, schedule an appointment to meet with the Associate Director, Dr. Jamie Harris at: (jmh@uwm.edu) 414-229-4629.

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