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  • This page outlines requirements for the major in Urban Studies (BA Urban Studies). Students can also study this subject as a minor. Students interested in the minor should consult Jürgen von Mahs, chair, at freiherr@newschool.edu.

    Requirements for the BA in Urban Studies

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Urban Studies Requirements Worksheets below.

    REQUIREMENTSCREDITS

    Introductory courses:

    • UURB 2100 Urban Worlds: Social Justice and the Lived City (spring)
    • or ULEC 2620 Urban Worlds: Social Justice and the Lived City (fall)
    3

    Other required courses:

    • One Urban Methods elective (3-4 credits)
      • One NYC Experiential Learning elective (3-4 credits)
      • One 2000-level Urban Studies elective (3-4 credits)
      • Four 3000-level Urban Studies electives (12-16 credits)
      • Two 4000-level Urban Studies electives (6-8 credits)

      27-36

      Senior Capstone. Senior Seminars can be taken for a range of credits (1-4), depending on the nature of the senior capstone project. A minimum of 4 credits must be allocated to the two courses together.

      • UURB 4900 Senior Seminar I (1-4 credits)
      • UURB 4901 Senior Seminar II (1-4 credits)
      4-8
      Total Credits34-47

       

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