Geography (Urban Studies) (BS)

Geographers have a unique spatial perspective in understanding the modern world, from global to local, through the twin lenses of space and place.

The urban studies concentration under the BS program in geography applies the tools of geography to the study of urban areas. Students have an opportunity to focus in particular on the Phoenix metropolitan area and other rapidly urbanizing regions in arid climates. Tied with geographic information science, the urban studies major brings both knowledge and skill sets together in a powerful way.

Degree Offered

Geography (Urban Studies) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Students successfully completing the program pursue employment with city planning agencies as well as other government entities at various levels (county, state, federal). The urban studies concentration, especially when combined with a focus on geographic information science, gives graduates an advantage in careers that combine urban planning with GIS and in other jobs dealing with urban issues, including:

  • economic development planning
  • GIS databases for city governments
  • housing issues
  • sustainable planning
  • transportation

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