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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045

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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  ECON 42081 Urban Economics 3  
DG GEOG 36065 Cities and Urbanization 3  
  POL 30450 Urban Politics and Policy 3  
  SOC 32673 Urban Sociology 3  
  Choose from the following 1: 6  
  ECON 32084 Economics of the Environment (3)    
  GEOG 45085 Urban Transportation (3)    
  GEOG 46070 Urban and Regional Planning (3)    
  GEOG 46092 Internship in Geography and Planning (3-6)    
  Appropriate statistics course (3) 2    
  1. Students must complete elective credit hours in departments other than the major department. The electives chosen must be approved by the urban studies and planning advisor and all appropriate prerequisites must be met.
  2. Offered by management and information systems, geography, mathematical sciences, political science or sociology.


Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  2. Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).