Urban Studies develops individuals who want to make a difference in their community: a difference in what happens to older neighborhoods in transition; a difference in what happens as new suburban communities are planned and built; and a difference in the lives and well-being of persons across urban and suburban areas.
Urban Studies Careers
Neighborhood organizers, program directors, advocacy managers
Government (federal, state, local)
Community developers, urban policy analysts, program managers
Managers, coordinators and staff
What Will I Learn?
You will learn skills to enhance the quality of life in cities and surrounding areas. Coursework in the major includes introductory and advanced courses in many of the social science disciplines that contribute to the broader field of urban studies — economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology. All students engage in theoretical and applied studies with a special problem focus on people, groups and institutions within the urban community.
Urban Studies Courses
City Planner, Non-Profit
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Urban Studies at UW-Green Bay
Meet Ray Hutchison
Ray Hutchison is Professor of Sociology and faculty advisor for Urban Studies. He is Chair of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Hmong Studies Center at UW-Green Bay. Dr. Hutchison grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received the BA (Sociology) from Harpur College at the State University of New York-Binghamton and the MA and PhD (Sociology) from the University of Chicago. His areas of research and teaching include urban studies, street gangs, race and ethnicity, and immigration. He is the editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, series editor of Research in Urban Sociology (Emerald Press), and editor of a new monograph series in urban sociology for Anthem Press (UK). If you have any questions, please contact us!
Meet all of the Urban Studies faculty members.