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Accelerated Degree in Sociology and Urban Strategy (BA + MS)

Earn Your Advanced Degree Sooner

The accelerated degree program combines a bachelor's degree (BA) in Sociology with a concentration in urban sociology (181.0 credits) and Master of Science (MS) degree in Urban Strategy (48.0 credits). This cross-disciplinary degree focuses on the sociological analysis of cities, the communities that comprise them and the social processes that organize and transform them. Students in the urban sociology concentration learn to apply sociological concepts and methods to analyze urban issues and problems including gentrification, revitalization, suburbanization, and urban decline; concepts of space, place, community and neighborhood; and urban challenges such as poverty, affordable housing, global warming, policing and incarceration.

The BA portion of the degree prepares students to be leaders in urban issues, populations and challenges, whether through careers in urban policy, planning, social work, community nonprofits, government, or industry. This leads directly into the MS in Urban Strategy, a program designed to prepare students to become 21st century urbanists equipped to collaboratively and creatively solve complex multifaceted urban challenges on all levels: locally, nationally, and globally. The program boasts a cross-disciplinary curriculum focused on strategy, problem solving, and collaboration in the domains of urban planning, design, health, engineering, policy, community and economic development, and sociology. Master's in Urban Strategy students will benefit from the strong grounding in theory and methods of urban sociology, while urban sociology undergraduate students will gain from extending their training into a highly marketable masters degree.

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Prospective Students

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