Urban Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Urban Studies is a vibrant and growing area of study that examines the social, political, and environmental complexities of cities and human affairs. Your coursework will span Art History, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, and more.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Urban Studies is the interdisciplinary effort to disentangle the paradoxical invisibility and centrality of cities in human affairs. Urban Studies is supported by faculty in Geography, Art History, Sociology, History, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, the School of Architecture, and the School of Community and Regional Planning. The Urban Studies minor allows students to pursue urban-oriented electives as part of their chosen majors.

Campus features

UBC’s Department of Geography enjoys a high international reputation, ranked in the world top 10 by QS Top Universities

Program Requirements

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