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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045
Fax: 330-672-4304

The Urban Studies and Planning minor emphasizes student understanding of the political, economic, institutional and social context within which planners work with a diverse range of stakeholders to develop and implement plans, policies and programs.

In addition to the required core courses, students must complete minimum 6 credit hours in departments other than the major department from among the elective courses listed below. The electives chosen must be approved by the urban studies and planning advisor and all appropriate prerequisites must be met.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  ECON 42081 Urban Economics 3
DG GEOG 36065 Cities and Urbanization 3
  POL 30450 Metropolitan Governance 3
  SOC 32673 Urban Sociology 3
  Choose from the following: 6
  ECON 32084 Economics of the Environment (3)  
  GEOG 45085 Urban Transportation (3)  
    46035 Marketing Geography (3)  
    46065 Advanced Urban Geography (3)  
    46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)  
    46092 Internship in Geography and Planning (3)  
    49480 Field Studies in Geography (3)  
  Appropriate statistics course (3) 1  


1 Offered by management and information systems, geography, mathematical sciences,
political science or sociology.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.