Have you ever walked around a city and wondered why a park, building, or parking lot is in a certain place? Have you ever wondered about who makes those decisions? With a major in City and Regional Studies from The Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning, you will not only learn about how and why cities and towns are planned, but also how to be a part of that process.

The City and Regional Studies program allows students to pursue knowledge in a range of disciplines, from sociology to politics to architecture. You will explore the physical patterns of cities while learning to address the social, political, economic, and environmental considerations. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, you will gain strong writing skills, develop both qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, and build the capacity to think critically about the world around you. It prepares students to understand the complex issues that impact the human environment by addressing social, political, economic, environmental, and physical forces. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to better advocate for social equity and justice in communities in the U.S. or abroad.

 

Academic Requirements

  • 120 credit hours

Students pursue knowledge in a range of disciplines, develop significant writing skills, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, and gain the capacity to think critically about urbanized places and their stakeholders. 

Coupled with a minor in sustainability, history, sociology, or politics, the graduate of this program could envision new and innovative alternatives to community challenges thereby improving quality of life.