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.
For advisor contact information and current semester advising hours please refer to the Geography department advising page
Enrolling in the Certificate Program
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.
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
- 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
- a bachelor’s degree, which may be earned concurrently;
- consultation with the certificate advisor in the Geography Department;
- a minimum of 23 UNITS of upper division coursework. See the current catalog for applicable courses: http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/cla/geography/geogct02.html