This is an interdisciplinary minor offered with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may design their own focus by consulting with the minor advisor.


Travis (minor advisor)


Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Core Courses

USST 301Urban Growth in a Shrinking World3
USST 390Special Topics in Urban and Suburban Studies3
USST 401Seminar: The Future of Metropolitan America3
Total Credits9


Select three courses (9 credits) from a list of approved electives, which must be selected from more than one of the following categories: 19
Environment and Culture
Government and Policy
Total Credits9

Consult the director for a list of approved courses in each category.