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As an Urban Studies major, you will learn how to revitalize neighborhoods or to write grant proposals. You will discover how public policy decisions affect everyone’s daily lives. You’ll explore environment-friendly urban development.

Your courses will come from the fields of geography, economics, political science, urban planning, statistics, environmental studies, and public management.

You may choose one or more specializations from the following areas:

  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Management
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Geographic Information Systems


Graduates of the Levin College work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors including human services agencies, healthcare, local government, public safety, community development, housing and environmental advocacy.

A major in Urban Studies is good preparation for law school, or for graduate study in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, or Urban Studies.

For more information, visit CSU's Urban Studies Department's website


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  • Human Service Practitioner
  • Politician
  • Communications Manager
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Congressional Aide
  • Information Abstractor
  • Product Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Insurance Agent
  • Program Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Proofreader
  • Creative Writer
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Property Manager
  • Critic, Art/Book
  • Investment Counselor/Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist


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Computer applications Logical thinking
Problem solving Group process
Community involvement Oral and written communications
Policy analysis Data retrieval
Systemizing skills Organization skills
Critical thinking Numerical computation
Computer literacy Efficient
Team skills Advanced quantitative skills


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