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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.24 Geography 4.24.9 BA in Urban Studies
4.24.9 BA in Urban Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


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; Economics 365; 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. 6 units from any one of the Qualitative Methods*, Quantitative Methods or Geospatial Methods lists;

*Students may be permitted to use two courses of language instruction in a single language other than English or courses conducted in that language. Students wishing to fulfil their Qualitative Methods requirement in this way must contact the Department for approval. If two language courses are used, an additional 6 units will need to be taken from the Field of Study.

b. 6 units selected from the other two Methods lists.

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 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.