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Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies

Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. As the world rapidly urbanizes, understanding cities and urban life is becoming increasingly important. Rapid urbanization raises multiple challenges regarding housing, infrastructure, nature, employment, poverty, health and social inclusion.

Urban Studies at SDSU is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that focuses on cities and urban life. It exposes students to a variety of approaches and provides them with cutting-edge tools required to understand urban environments, cultures, economies and politics. Our program provides students with valuable analytical and problem-solving skills to understand, manage and design sustainable, diverse and inclusive cities.

We Stand in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

We vehemently denounce the killings of of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others.

We reaffirm our commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that correct the untruths and break the silence that have contributed to anti-blackness.

We pledge to continue to educate ourselves, engage in critical dialogues, and work towards strengthening inclusivity and diversity in our classrooms, communities, and cities.

As urbanists, we can make a difference and be part of the change we want to see.

Please read the statement we wrote with our colleagues in Geography.