The Global Urban Development track will help students acquire a holistic understanding if the global dimensions and local variations of urban development, the histories and economy of global cities, the causes and implications or urban growth, and nuances of international development as applied to the changing global scenarios. It will prepare students for further professional studies and careers in architecture, urban planning, public policy, community development or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Students may enroll in the Global Studies degree program by declaring their major as Global Studies, which is possible after they have earned 56 credits. The simple process includes: (1) reviewing the degree requirements with an advisor, and (2) signing the Declaration of Major Form. Students who intend to pursue a Global Studies degree are strongly advised to declare before earning 75 credits.