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Certificate in Urban Studies

The Urban Studies Certificate, housed in the Department of Geography, takes an interdisciplinary approach. Students take a core of courses in Geography and take courses from one of two concentrations (Urban Theory and Practice or Applied Urban Geography). For further information, go to www.csulb.edu/geography.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.

Requirements

1. A bachelor's degree, which may be earned concurrently.

2. Consultation with the undergraduate advisor in the Geography Department.

3. A minimum of 23 units distributed as follows:

Core requirements (6 units):

Take the following courses:

  • GEOG 301 The Urban Scene (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • GEOG 464 Urban Geography (3)
    Prerequisite: GEOG 100, GEOG 120, or GEOG 160 or consent of instructor; GEOG 360 recommended.

Concentration Requirement (minimum 17 units)

Choose One Option:

  • Concentration A - Applied Urban Geography: GEOG 446, GEOG 467, GEOG 485*, GEOG 487B; and one of the following: ASAM 435; CHLS 470, CAFF 322, 422; GEOG 471 or HCA 471.
  • Concentration B - Urban Theory and Practice: Take six of the following courses: GEOG 467, GEOG 468; HIST 474; ANTH 416; POSC 327; CHLS 421; WGSS 432; DESN 367.

*Students must also take GEOG 280 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite and does not count toward the Certificate.


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