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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.23 Geography 4.23.9 BA in Urban Studies
4.23.9 BA in Urban Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units to a maximum of 60 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Urban Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

1. Core Courses:

a. 15 units Urban Studies 253, 591; Geography 452, 454, 558;

b. 6 units from Anthropology 379; Canadian Studies 355; Geography 526, 553, 554, 565; History 354; Political Science 425, 433; Sociology 353, 453; Urban Studies 311.

2. Research Methods: 12 units from the "Research Methods for Urban Studies" (listed under Courses Constituting the Field of Urban Studies) with a maximum of 6 units from any one of the Qualitative Methods*, Quantitative Methods or Geospatial Methods lists.

*In lieu of 3 units in Qualitative Methods, students may take 6 units of language instruction in a single language other than English. Students must contact the Department for approval. Please note: the language courses are not counted as part of the 48 units required in the Field of Study.

3. An additional 15 units from Courses Constituting the Field of Urban Studies including:

a. 9 units at the 300 level or above

b. 6 units at the 400 level or above


The BA in Urban Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.