The world is more urban now than in any other era in human history, and with this rapid urbanization has come the crucial role of cities as sites of economic development, crucibles of civic citizenship, and spaces of cultural imagination.
The Urban Studies major is housed in the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at University of California, Berkeley of the College of Environmental Design. The major seeks to introduce students to the following bodies of knowledge:
- Historical and contemporary analysis of American and global urbanization, urbanism, urban societies, and urban political economies
- Conceptual tools, analytical methods, and theoretical frameworks to understand urban environments such as economic analysis, social science theory, and visualization technologies
- Forms, functions, and practices of urban planning and design, metropolitan governance, social movements, and social justice, including issues such as transportation planning, community development, and housing
- Ways of providing more humane, equitable, environmentally sensitive, and efficient settlements as well as ways to lead change for better urban futures
- Introduction to Economics
- Foundations of Data Science
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- 48 months
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Students who apply to Berkeley should meet the following minimum requirements:Meet the A-G subject course requirements.
- Have a 3.0 GPA in A-G courses taken in the 10th and 11th grade years. (3.4 GPA for non-residents)
International29754 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
National29754 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State14312 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14312 USD per year during 48 months.
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