Impact Society

Urban Studies provides students who want to make a difference in their community the experience and skills to transform and revitalize older neighborhoods, to design and plan new suburban communities, and to better the lives and well-being of persons across metropolitan and rural regions. Students will learn skills that are required for their lifetime success in important and challenging careers beyond the UW-Green Bay.

What Will I Learn?

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 — as well as professional fields such as urban design and urban planning. All students engage in theoretical and applied studies with a special problem focus on people, groups and institutions within the urban community.

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

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Endless Career Options
A major or minor Urban and Regional Studies offers the skills and knowledge base for a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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

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

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Meet the Urban Studies faculty members

UW-Green Bay's Marcelo Cruz

Meet Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz is an Associate Prof. of Public & Environmental Affairs at UW-Green Bay. His research focuses on ethnic identity and land use, and also, urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. Associate Prof. Cruz brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America and Western Europe into the classroom. Recently his students worked on a redevelopment project for the Green Bay community and a waterfront district.

Prof. Cruz loves to impact his students in real and practical ways. If you have any questions about the Urban Studies program, please contact us!

Meet all of the Urban Studies faculty members.

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