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Undergraduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Studies, B.A.

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Minimum hours for the degree: 120

Minimum Hours required for major: 33

Tracks: Urban and Regional Planning, Public Management, Environmental Policy and Management, Geographic Information Systems & Applications and personally-designed track.

Additional Information:

  • Internship opportunities are available to all students; the Columbus Seminar and Washington Seminar provide on-site involvement in government
  • Students with substantial prior learning experience may apply for credit through the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience program.
  • Opportunities to participate in small seminar groups, research projects, and community engagement are available.

Major Field Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed below, students must fulfill all College of Urban Affairs Undergraduate Degree requirements, including completion of UST 200 , UST 404 , UST 405 , and UST 490 

Urban Studies majors are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours from the following courses.

B. Tracks

Students select one track from 1 through 5 below (18 credit hours) or a Degree Completion program area if transferring with a degree from a community college.

1. Urban and Regional Planning (18 credit hours)

2. Public Management (18 credit hours)

3. Environmental Policy and Management (18 credit hours)

4. Geographic Information Systems & Applications (18 credit hours)

5. Personally-Designed Track (18 credit hours)

Students may design their own track with their adviser, with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Examples of personally-designed tracks are: historic preservation, economic development, and community health management.

Degree Completion Programs

For community college transfer students with A.A., A.A.S. and A.A.B. degrees the following degree completion programs may be completed with technical credits transferred into the Levin College.

  • Public Management (For transfer students from public administration programs)
  • Environmental Policy (For transfer students from environmental health and safety technology programs)
  • Community Health Management (For transfer students from nursing programs)
  • Paralegal Studies (For transfer students from paralegal studies programs)
  • Human Services (For transfer students from human services programs)

Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements

Honors/Scholars students pursuing a major within the Levin College (Urban Studies, Public Safety Management, Urban Services Administration, and Environmental Studies) are required to take a minimum of 16 credit hours of 300-400 level honors courses as described below.

1. Honors Thesis or Exit Requirements (choose one):

  • Honors/Scholars students may chose to pursue an Honors thesis, consisting of original research supervised by a Levin College faculty member
  • Honors/Scholars students may take UST 489 Senior Seminar, UST 486 GIS Capstone, ENV 489 Senior Project, or another capstone requirement as a contract course.

2. The remaining 12 credit hours of Honors courses shall consist of any combination of contract courses and regular Honors offerings within the Levin College, with at least one course in the student’s major field.

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