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Undergraduate Minor in Urban Studies

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UEP offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary Minor in Urban Studies.

Requirements

  • Five courses (15 SHUs) from at least three different departments among the following: Anthropology, Art History, Child Study and Human Development, Community Health, Economics, Education, History, Sociology, Political Science, and UEP. See a listing of exemplary courses in the Urban Studies Minor brochure.
  • An optional Urban Studies Minor capstone project that integrates the knowledge and methods of the relevant disciplines. Depending on the topic, the project can be a research paper, an oral presentation, a video, a photographic exhibit, a fictional narrative, or other forms of study.

Procedures

  1. Interested students should complete the Declaration of Major/Minor/Change of Advisor webform on the Student Life website, which is then approved by the Urban Studies Minor coordinator. On the declaration form, the minor advisor is the same as the minor coordinator.
  2. The Urban Studies Minor requires the completion of five courses from at least three different departments. The courses are generally drawn from the list presented. It is the student's responsibility to consult with the Urban Studies Minor coordinator about other eligible courses.
  3. The completion of an Urban Studies Minor capstone project is optional (see Urban Studies Minor Capstone Guidelines). It is the student's responsibility to select a project committee, in consultation with the Urban Studies Minor coordinator. The committee will consist of two faculty members, one of whom will serve as the project advisor.
  4. The capstone project can be assigned 1, 2, or 3 credit hours. The student should register for UEP195 Urban Studies Capstone via the "One-on-One Course Form" on the Student Life website, with the project advisor as the instructor at the beginning of the semester in which they will complete the project work.
  5. At the same time as completing the major checklist (this is usually December for May graduation), the student must also submit the Urban Studies Minor Certification Form together with an unofficial transcript to the UEP office to obtain the signature of the Minor coordinator. The UEP office will forward the signed form to Student Services on the student's behalf. It is the student's responsibility to deliver this form to UEP.

Students interested in the Urban Studies Minor should contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Justin Hollander
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Phone: 617-627-3394