Urban Studies (Minor)

The Minor in Urban Studies offers a strong foundation in coursework spanning urban and world history, as well as urban policy and politics.

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Explore a variety of urban political, social, and economic opportunities and problems. Students will study contemporary issues as well as historical achievements and challenges, including the history of cities in the world. Additional coursework examines city and metropolitan politics and government, along with major dilemmas facing cities today including changing economic and tax bases, fiscal stresses, immigration, and more. Students will analyze public policy responses to past and present issues.

Program Overview

The Minor in Urban Studies offers a strong foundation in urban and world history, as well as urban policy and politics. Students complete 15 hours of coursework from a selection of history, political science, sociology, and social sciences courses.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Urban Studies helps prepare students for careers that make a public impact. Potential employers include:

  • Local government
  • Urban planning
  • Community development
  • Public policy

Students are required to complete 15 hours of coursework.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.