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Urban Studies

What is Urban Studies?

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that complements degree programs in Geography, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, History, Environmental Science and Policy, as well as many other Liberal Arts and Health and Human Service disciplines.

Need Advising?

For advisor contact information and current semester advising hours please refer to the Geography department advising page

Enrolling in the Certificate Program

Undergraduate Students

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with their bachelor’s degree. Consult with the certificate advisor to review your current status and discuss adding the certificate to your program.

Post-baccalaureate students

Currently enrolled graduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with their Master’s degree. Consult with your program advisor and the certificate advisor to review your current status and discuss adding the certificate to your program. Students not currently enrolled at CSULB may apply to the program as a post-baccalaureate student. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Admission guidelines for post-baccalaureate students: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/postbaccalaureate.html

Application deadlines:

  • Spring admission: November 1st of the prior year
  • Fall admission: June 1st

For more information on application procedures, deadline dates, and tuition and fees see: http://www.csulb.edu/admissions/apply-csulb

Requirements for the Certificate in Urban Studies