Urban Studies Certificate

College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the Urban Studies Certificate

To earn the urban studies certificate, students must successfully complete five certificate courses.

Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
GEOG 360Urban Geography3
or SOCA 355 Urbanism and Urbanization
Elective Courses
Select two of the following from different departments: 16
Political Geography
Geography of Transportation
Mayhem and the Metropolis
Institutional Racism in America
Introduction to Population Studies
Migration and Immigration
Formal Organization
Society and Environment
Practicum Course
Select one of the following: 23
Internship in Anthropology
Internship in Geography
Poverty in American History
Internship in Sociology 3
Total Credits15

Note: Prerequisites apply in specific department.


Students must take one course that fulfills a hands-on practical experience, such as an internship or independent study in any related department. Approval of the practicum experience by the Program Director is necessary. Possible options included in list.


All SOCA 492 internships have to be geared towards the area of the certificate. Students who already have experience in any field may receive credit for the practicum category of the certificates but after submitting the necessary documentation and approval by the department.