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Programs and Courses


Students interested in the Urban Studies major or minor should consider taking URBN 112 The Social Life of Cities and URBN 231 Chicago. These courses introduce students to the academic study of cities and to one of the most studied cities in the world. Both courses fufill general education requirements in the social sciences, are required for the Urban Studies major and minor and are prerequisites to the Wheaton in Chicago program.

The major consists of core courses, the Wheaton in Chicago experience, a methodology requirement, electives, and the capstone.

The minor consists of core courses, the Wheaton in Chicago experience, and the capstone.

Read more about the requirements for the major and minor.  Handy checklists have been created for each program.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Urban Studies program, students who want to double major will find many straightforward possibilities.

Students who are interested in Urban Studies and HNGR (Human Needs & Global Resources) are urged to work closely with faculty and staff in both programs to explore the possibility of connecting these programs.


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