Minor in Urban Studies

What will you do with your degree? How about:
Clean the air.
Build affordable housing.
Reduce traffic congestion.
Make cities safer.
Make democracy work.
With a minor in Urban Studies, you can do all of this and more. Whether you're majoring in humanities, biology or psychology, you'll find a minor in Urban Studies can expand your opportunities to build a career or change the world.

Urban planners design cities that thrive, manage government agencies that deliver, and build a better tomorrow for citizens in communities large and small. They work locally, regionally, and globally as transportation planners, economic development specialists, city managers, landscape architects, urban designers, community health workers, and regional planners.

Who can minor in Urban Studies?

Students from any major can benefit from minoring in Urban Studies. Social scientists will learn public management and community organizing. Engineers will learn about urban infrastructure systems, including water supply and transportation. Humanities majors will discover that planning thought draws heavily on critical analyses of race, class, and ethnicity. Science majors will find that planners apply knowledge of statistics, engineering, and environmental systems to solve complex problems. All minors are available to students regardless of their major, with the exception that students may not minor in their major.

How do I earn a minor in Urban Studies?

A minor consists of a coordinated set of courses (seven or more) that together take a student well beyond the introductory level in an academic area but are not sufficient to constitute a major. Minors are listed on a student's final transcript but are not listed on the baccalaureate diploma.

For the Urban Studies minor, students need to complete the requirements outlined in the catalogue and submit the information with their graduation application.

What are the requirements for the minor in Urban Studies?

For certification in a minor, a student must obtain a minimum overall GPA of at least C (2.0) in all courses required for the minor program. No more than two courses applied to a minor may be taken Pass/Not Pass. More detailed information is available at http://students.soceco.uci.edu/pages/majors-and-minors.