Skip to main content

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Urban Studies

Learn More

City Planner

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


Study Abroad
Dr. Marcelo Cruz often leads an international internship experience in Ecuador, which provides opportunities for students to hone technical skills and interact with professionals in the field.

Learn More »

Group of people by the lake

City Planner, Non-Profit
Law, or community service are options that a major or minor Urban Studies offers you the skills and knowledge base for a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Learn More »

two women talking

Internship Opportunities
Students in Urban Studies have held internship positions with numerous organizations in northeast Wisconsin, acquiring invaluable field experience and "hands-on" training.

Learn More »

Scholarship award presentation

Scholarships Available
Students in the Urban Studies program may be eligible for a number of scholarships, which can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

Learn More »

Become a Phoenix


UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

Urban Studies at UW-Green Bay

Ray Hutchinson

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.

Contact Us


For more information on Urban Studies or UW-Green Bay, please contact us.

Tell Me More