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Urban Studies (city model)

Urban Studies

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, the influence of physical environment and how to address seemingly intractable social problems.

What You'll Study

What is Urban Studies? An interdisciplinary, undergraduate program at Stanford that combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities. If you've ever wondered why people live in cities (or suburbs), how the physical environment influences behavior, or how to address seemingly intractable problems like urban poverty, homelessness, or troubled schools, Urban Studies may be for you. Please see 15/16 bulletin and Urban Studies website for more info.

Degrees Offered 

  • BA
  • Minors
  • Honors

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Exploratory Courses


Introduction to Urban Studies (HISTORY 107)


Introduction to Urban Design: Contemporary Urban Design in Theory and Practice


VIP: Very Impactful People - Social Innovation & the Social Entrepreneur


Sustainable Cities (EARTHSYS 160)