Department of Geography and the Environment

Degree Requirements

The core Urban Studies sequence consists of four required, sequential courses:

URB 301/GRG 307C  Introduction to Urban Studies (fall only)

  • Prerequisites: None.

URB 315 Urban Studies Research Methods (spring only)

  • Prerequisites: URB 301, Calculus, Statistics.

URB 360 Internship and Service Learning (fall only)

  • Prerequisites: URB 301, URB 315.

URB 370 Senior Project

  • Prerequisites: URB 301, URB 315, URB 360 (can be taken simultaneously).

Since these courses are only offered once per year, students need to plan to spend at least two years completing the Urban Studies major.

Additional URB major requirements include:

Calculus: M 408K, M 408C, M 408L, M 408N, M 408R, M 403K or other approved course

Statistics: SDS 301, SDS 302, SDS 304, SDS 305, SDS 306, SDS 328M, M 316, SOC 317L, STA 309, EDP 371, M 358K or other approved course

12 additional hours of upper-division coursework in Urban Studies

2.0 GPA in URB courses



Minor requirements will vary by degree catalog. Please consult with your advisor for details.


Degree Plans:

2020-22 Catalog

2018-20 Catalog

2016-18 Catalog

2014-16 Catalog

  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712