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Urban Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
The BS in Urban Studies program at University of Minnesota is ideal for the student who wishes to acquire a diversity of skills as part of their undergraduate education. 
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Overview

This Urban Studies program at University of Minnesota can lead  to both fulfilling employment right out of college, or can provide the foundation for graduate study. Students pursuing the BS are required to complete at least four skills classes as part of their undergraduate program. 

Sub-Plans

Social and Cultural Analysis of Urban Life

This sub-plan offers courses that provide an understanding of the diverse social and cultural situations that are found within different types of cities; the relations between different social groups within a city (i.e. social classes, age groups, ethnic and racial groups); and the nature of social policies towards minority and disadvantaged groups.

Urban Political Economy

This sub-plan offers courses that provide an understanding of the basic economic and political/administrative structures of cities and metropolitan areas. Topics include traditional urban concerns such as land use and community power structures and perspectives on issues such as the intentions and impacts of new economic development.

Urban Infrastructure and Environment

This sub-plan offers courses that provide an understanding of environmental and health hazards in urban areas, issues concerning the built environment and urban infrastructure, and legal and public policy frameworks designed to manage the challenges provoked by these issues.

International Urban Issues

This sub-plan offers courses that involve larger scale issues, economic development and its effects, historical effects of capitalism on development, and more. These courses often involve the politics of tourism, environment, globalization, and society.

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:

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Applied Multivariate Methods
  • Analysis of Categorical Data
  • Principles of Geographic Information Science 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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