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Learning Outcomes

All outcomes are contingent on students fulfilling their responsibilities.

  1. Students who have completed the major in Urban and Regional Studies will have the ability to conceptualize, analytically define, and treat urban and regional places as meaningful entities, and will have developed an understanding of the interaction and relationship between population groups, economic activities, and the natural and built environments from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  2. Students who have completed the major in Urban and Regional Studies will have developed an understanding of social science methodology, including the analysis and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data appropriate to the study of urban areas and regional places, and will have an understanding of and commitment to ethical standards for conducting research, for reporting findings, and implementing the results of those findings, including ethics in decision making for urban and regional planning and public action.

  3. Students will have gained the technical knowledge, analytical tools, critical thinking and teamwork skills necessary to:

    • qualify for entry level employment in positions in urban policy and planning, economic development, program managers, neighborhood organizers, and comparable areas in the private or public sector at local, regional, state, and national levels.

    • qualify for admission into graduate programs in Urban and Regional Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental and Behavior, Architecture, and related professional fields.