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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Studies - BA

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Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement[CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

In the case of the Urban Studies major, the courses that meet CCC are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
URBS 10100    Individual and Society (I&S SS)
URBS 10200  Individual and Society (I&S SS)

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (30 credits)

Urban studies majors must complete 30 credits of courses that provide a rigorous background that will make students competitive job seekers or graduate school applicants. The core includes an introductory course as well as classes about the city’s physical structure, public polices and research methods, both qualitative and quantitative. The urban studies core provides a foundation for more advanced courses. In addition to the core and advanced courses, the major requires an internship, elective courses, and interdisciplinary set of classes from several social science disciplines, e.g., political science, history, and economics.

B. Urban Studies Electives (6)

Any two (2) 400-level courses in Urban Studies may fulfill this requirement

C. Fieldwork Component 3 cr

Additional Information

*Students should consult with a program advisor to choose 6 credits (2 courses) of upper-level social science classes appropriate to students’ interest. This component can also be met by another 300- or 400-level urban-related course, if approved by the undergraduate advisor.

Departmental Honors: Eligibility Criteria

Overall GPA: 3.2 and above

Major GPA: 3.5 and above

Graduate Courses

The following graduate courses are open to senior urban studies majors. Other graduate-level courses may be taken by seniors with permission of the instructor: 

URBP 70100 History and Theory of Urban Planning

URBG 70200  Structure of the Urban Region 

In addition to these two courses, there are cross-listed classes, offered each semester, that are open to undergraduate students.

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