UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Arts: Urban Studies - Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in this field will:

  • Students appreciate how gender, ethnicity, and race play important roles in understanding the city.  They will be exposed to the broader public through internships in the community.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of how local, regional, and state governments and related institutions interact.  They will understand how the urban economy is structured in interrelated sectors that influence each other locally and interact with sectors beyond the local city.  They will understand how to interpret demographic patterns at various scales, from the city block to the metropolitan area.
  • Either at least qualitatively or quantitatively students will demonstrate the ability of critical thinking about urban space.