UMKC Catalog


Program Description
The urban studies major is for students who desire the breadth and depth of interdisciplinary study in preparation for advanced study in neighborhood and community development, community organization and social services, and urban management and public policy. Interested students should contact the urban studies director for advising no later than the beginning of their junior year.

The urban studies major is also for students who plan to enter specific careers in public service upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. The program is intended to provide a solid base for graduate study and the knowledge and experience necessary for employment in the public sector.

The urban studies major requires an internship comprising field placement in an agency of city, county, state or federal government; in the private sector; or in private nonprofit organizations.