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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Urban & Regional Studies

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Department Urban & Regional Studies
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

The Urban and Regional Studies Institute is an interdisciplinary degree program oriented toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and challenges associated with the nation’s cities and regional areas. There are many career opportunities in local government management, community development, urban/regional planning, and design. Also the major is excellent preparation for graduate work in the professional fields of planning, management, business, etc.

This national award-winning program includes classroom, research and field experience. In addition to formal course work, students are encouraged to undertake independent study, become involved in community service projects, participate in field studies and accept internships in local agencies. Students should contact the Urban and Regional Studies Institute for further information.

Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department.
Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements The undergraduate major consists of 33 semester hours, including three foundation and four core courses covering the key areas in the field, and four elective courses in a focus area. The minor consists of 18 semester hours, focusing on the foundation and core courses.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Miriam H. Porter
106 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1714
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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