B.A. in Urban Studies

The Urban Studies program, totaling 45 credit hours, is an interdepartmental major with emphasis on urban-oriented courses in anthropology, Africana studies, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology. Its purpose is to provide a broadly based educational foundation for understanding the impact and scope of urbanization so that students will be suitably educated to pursue graduate or professional academic programs or to assume positions in urban-related employment.

ECON 1200Principles Of Microeconomics3
SOC 2410Communities - Writing Across the Curriculum3
GEPL 4110Geographic Information Systems3
PSC 4320Urban Policy & Administration3
GEPL 4710Urban Geography3
Select one:3
Introduction To Statistics
Research and Writing in Political Science
Social Statistics
SUB FIELD HOURS: (Select one sub field for 9 hours)9
Community Organizing and Development
People, Population, and Society: Demographic Analysis
Exploring the City
Environmental Planning
Environmental Policy
Consult advisor for a third course in this area
Toledo: Metropolitan Era, 1880-1980
The City In American History, 1607-1850
City And Metropolis In Modern America, 1850 To The Present
Economic Geography
Land Use Planning
Principles Of Urban Planning
Environmental Inequalities & Opportunities
Political Institutions and Grassroots Politics
Perspectives on African American Education
RELATED HOURS: (18 Credits) To be selected in consultation with an advisor.18
Total Hours45

Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements. 

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
AR 1000 First Year Orientation 1
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
SOC 1010 Introduction To Sociology 3
MATH 1180 Reasoning With Mathematics 3
Elementary Foreign Language I 3
Arts/Humanities Core (History) 3
Second Term
ENGL 1130 College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse 3
Elementary Foreign Language II 3
Natural Sciences Core 3
Natural Sciences Core (Lab) 1
Urban Studies Core (2000-4000) 3
Third Term
Intermediate Foreign Language I or approved culture course 3
Urban Studies Core 3
ENGL 2710-2800 Arts/Humanities Core (English Lit) 3
Art/Humanities Core (Fine Arts) 3
Natural Sciences Core 3
Fourth Term
Intermediate Foreign Language II or approved culture course 3
Elective 3
Urban Studies Core 3
Related Course 3
Non‐US Diversity 3
Fifth Term
Urban Studies Core 3
Urban Studies Core 3
Related course (WAC) 3
Urban Studies Core 3
Urban Studies Core 3
Sixth Term
Urban Studies Core 3
Urban Studies concentration (WAC) 3
Related course 3
Elective 3
Diversity of US 3
Seventh Term
Urban Studies Core 3
Related course 6
Urban Studies Concentration 3
Elective 3
Eighth Term
Related course 3
Urban Studies Concentration 3
Elective 10
 Total Hours120