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Urban Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Urban Studies at Augsburg University is the study of cities as social, political, economic, and cultural entities. Urban Studies brings many different perspectives to the study of urban life. It is an interdisciplinary major where students use the tools of sociology, political science, history, environmental studies, art and architecture to understand metropolitan areas.
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The Urban Studies major at Augsburg University is designed with experiences that utilize the city as our classroom, demonstrating the interplay of theory, policy, and lived experience. Coursework often includes walking tours, field trips, and field research. Augsburg College’s Urban Studies program emphasizes the theme of planning urban and suburban areas to be more environmentally sustainable and promotes the health and civic engagement of citizens.

The Urban Studies major helps prepare students for careers and graduate work in community organizing, urban planning, public administration, environmental advocacy and sustainability planning, government service, social welfare and non-profit work, and architecture. All students participate in internships that reflect their career interests as part of their experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Urban Sociology
  • Metropolitan Complex
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Internship
  • The City and the Environment Keystone
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Political Statistics and Methodology
  • Research Methods
  • Political Analysis
  • The Designed EnvironmentUS Urban Environmental History
  • Disaster and Resilience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application
  • Submit official secondary school transcripts, exam results, or mark sheets
  • Request one letter of academic recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency: All international applicants must submit one of the following minimum scores in order to meet the English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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