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PENN URBAN STUDIES STATISTICS
(as of 5/2018)

URBAN STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (14 c.u.s)

  • Urban Research Methods (URBS200) - Overview of urban research methods, 1 c.u.
  • Fieldwork Seminar (URBS300) - Students complete a 15 hr/week internship and participate in a weekly seminar designed to connect theory & practice, 2 c.u.s
  • Senior Seminar (URBS400) - Students carry out an original research project, 1 c.u.
  • Discipline Anchor - Students tale 3 c.u.s in another discipline, considered an area of specialization
  • Themes - Students take 7 c.u.s distributed among 5 themes:
    • History of Cities
    • Comparative & Theoretical Dimensions
    • The Built Environment
    • Urban Economics & Finance
    • Public Policy & Government
URBAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (6 c.u.s)
  • 4 courses in Urban Studies (at least one from either the History of Cities or Comparative & Theoretical Dimensions themes; one can be an approved urban-related course)
  • Fieldwork Seminar (2 c.u.s)

Urban Studies also advises students for 2 inter-school minors: Urban Real Estate and Development and Urban Education.

URBAN STUDIES STUDENTS:

MAJORS

  • 88 declared
  • 29 seniors; 31 juniors; 28 sophomores
  • 6 double majors (other majors are Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Religious Studies; Computer Science; Sociology; Cinema Studies; and Health and Societies)

MINORS

  • 13 declared Urban Studies minors
  • 39 declared Urban Education minors
  • 22 declared Urban Real Estate & Develoment minors

COURSES AND ENROLLMENT 2017-2018

  • 32 undergraduate courses offered in Fall 2017 (including cross-listed courses)
    • Average enrollment per course - 22 students (many are smaller seminar-style courses)

  • 38 undergraduate courses offered in Spring 2018 (including cross-listed courses)
    • Average enrollment per course - 17 students

POSTGRADUATE FACTS (based on 2001 survey of graduates from 1970-2001)

  • Over 70% of graduates go on to graduate school within 10 years
  • Most popular fields of graduate study: Law, Business, City Planning, Public Policy, Education
  • Graduates are most likely to work in the fields of: Business, Law, Planning, Real Estate, Non-Profit Management
  • Most graduates report earning upwards of $50,000 per year (from the 2001 survey)