The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning offers the following programs for undergraduate students at Tufts:
Undergraduate Minor in Urban Studies
The Undergraduate Minor in Urban Studies provides undergraduates with an opportunity to pursue their love of cities and communities and to study urban issues in depth. Students can select from a rich variety of courses that examine the interplay among the different groups occupying the urban space, the problems they confront, their struggle for recognition and power, and the forces shaping the physical terrain they inhabit. Students can pursue interests in urban history, urban design, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, social movements, and world urbanization.
The minor offers a good foundation for students contemplating graduate work in urban planning, environmental policy, public administration, public policy, law, or social work. It also can be an intellectually exciting focus for interdisciplinary exploration, because understanding urban phenomena requires synthesizing knowledge from a broad range of the social sciences and humanities.
The Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and is administered by UEP. The program gives Tufts undergraduate students the opportunity to earn both their bachelor's and master's degree together, usually within 5 years.
The program is open to all majors offered in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Potential related majors include (but are not limited to) anthropology, architectural studies, biology, community health, economics, environmental studies, sociology, and political science. The relevant master's degrees are the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban and Environment Policy and Planning or the Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Policy and Planning; these master's programs typically require two years of full-time study for a total of 42 credit hours.