• Urban Studies

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    Urban Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Martin Markowitz

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    Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    Both the urban studies major and the urban studies minor provide an excellent background for students who wish to pursue advanced training for careers in:

    • Local and regional government
    • Urban planning
    • Public administration
    • The academic world
    • Various private institutions that deal with urban problems.  

    U.S. News and World Report featured Urban Regional Planner as one of America’s Best Careers for both 2009 and 2010, contending that the field is rife with opportunity and provides interesting and fulfilling work. 

    Their December 2009 article about urban planning contends, “An expanding population has created the need for additional transportation systems, affordable housing, and schools in many parts of the country. The urban and regional planning field is expected to grow 19 percent from 38,400 jobs in 2008 to 45,700 jobs by 2018. Most of the new jobs will be with state and local governments.”

  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.