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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.”