Urban Studies Major

The urban studies major consists of 10 courses, including a required internship and senior thesis. Students are also required to demonstrate multidisciplinary diversity. Urban studies courses come from a range of social sciences, such as sociology, economics, history, political science, African American studies, and Latino studies. Architecture, urban design, and environmental studies courses complete the curriculum.

All urban studies electives must be at the 2000 level or above. Only two electives may be cross-listed from the same department. Students study both American cities and the urban environment worldwide. They are encouraged to study abroad during their junior year in order to complement their learning experience at Fordham.

Students may also form their own concentration and program of study in consultation with their adviser, such as architecture and urban design, urban education, community development, urban economic development, public policy, and journalism.

The following courses are required of all majors:

Course Title Credits
Introduction to Urban Studies
Select one of the following:
URBANISM
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Community Internship
Select one of the following: 1
INTERNSHIP SEMINAR: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
URBAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP
Quantitative Methods
Select one of the following:
SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTICS
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
BASIC RESEARCH METHODS
METHODS SOCIAL RESEARCH I
INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT
Senior Thesis Seminar
URST 4890RESEARCH SEMINAR 24
Electives
Select six URST electives at the 2000 level and above 3

Availability

The major in urban studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional Studies may major in urban studies only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses. 

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.

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