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Division of Continuing Studies

Urban Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in urban studies.


UBNS 1010 Introduction to Urban Studies 3 hrs
PA/CRCJ 3000 Applied Statistics and Data Processing the Public Sector 3 hrs
GEOG 3530/3540 Cartography and GIS and Lab
(Prerequisites: GEOG 1000 or 1020 and GEOG 1060 or 1070 and a statistics course)
4 hrs
One from the following:   3 hrs
SOC 3900 Race and Ethnic Relations in US (Prerequisite SOC 1010)  
SPCH 4530 Intercultural Communication (Prerequisite SPCH 2010 or 2410)  
Two from the following:   6 hrs
GEOG 4120 Urban Geography  
SOC 4140 Urban Sociology  
PSCI 2010 Urban Politics  
ANTH 4200 Urban Anthropology (not recently offered)
HIST 4430 American Urban History (not recently offered)
ECON 4850 Economics of Urban/Regional Development
Highly Recommended: 3 hrs
CJUS 3000 Applied Statistics and Data Processing the Public Sector
Four courses from three of the following academic departments:
Courses must be social science choices.
12 hrs
Black Studies    
Chicano/Latino Studies    
 Criminal Justice    
 Native American Studies    
Political Science    
Public Administration    
 RELU 3570 and/or RELU 3480   
Social Work    

Secondary fields may be chosen from any of the departments listed above. Choices for SF must be in addition to required courses listed above.

Recommended Secondary Field: "Diversity" - any designed cultural diversity, U.S. focused course may fulfill this requirement.

Additional Information:

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in urban studies involves understanding the physical, social, economic, demographic, political, and environmental implications of urbanization and urbanism. Urban studies students use the tools of sociology, political science, and other social sciences to study city life, government, and services. The degree will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. It may lead to careers in government or nonprofit organizations, urban planning, human/social services, research, education, economic development, counseling, real estate, business management, human resources, data analysis, civil rights, journalism, and politics.

For more career information, check out College Board - Urban Studies or UNO Career Center .

Revised Fall 2013