Urban Studies Major
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies
By 2025, 75% of the world's population will live in cities. This broad, interdisciplinary major's purpose is to develop creative leaders for the urban church, not-for-profit organizations, and government. It's also a great program for those considering seminary or graduate school. It includes one year of course work and internship while living in Minneapolis' inner city. The degree is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
- Social Science requirement must include ANT2045.
- Biblical Worldview & Academic Disciplines course in core curriculum: MIN2216 (OCE).
- B.A. option requires achieving 1002-level competency in an approved foreign language. See the catalog.
|Urban Ministry Required Courses||50–52 cr|
|MIN1005||Introduction to Ministry||2|
|MIN2216||Teaching Methods in Ministry (OCE)|
(see Academic Disciplines requirement above)
|MIN3216||Leadership in Ministry (WCE)||4|
|ICS3215||Contemporary Religious Movements||2|
|ICS4845||Seminar in Intercultural Studies||2|
|URB2011||School of Urban Ministry I||3|
|URB2012||School of Urban Ministry II||3|
|URB2011 and URB2012 are recommended during the sophomore year, but may be taken during the junior year, if necessary.|
|"Junior Year in the City" courses|
|Prerequisites: ANT2045, BIA2115, MIN2116, ENG1105 or ENG1825, ENG2205 or ENG2525, HIS1005 or HIS1825, ICS2015, ICS3215, SPE1075 or SPE1825.|
|PSY3345||Urban Social Psychology||3|
|URB3315||Principles of Urban Studies||3|
|URB3316||History and Contemporary Issues||3|
|URB3317||Demographics and Research Methods||3|
|URB4991||Urban Studies Internship||2–4|
|COM3345||Urban Intercultural Communication||3|
|URB3318||Urban Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Community Development||3|
|URB3319||Significant Urban Studies Issues||3|
|URB3345||Race and Ethnicity||3|
|URB4992||Urban Studies Internship||2–4|
|Note: A total of at least six internship credits are required for the major.|
For more information visit the U4C website.
Note: WCE= Written Communication Emphasis; OCE = Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.