Introduction to the Program

Almost 80 percent of Americans live in cities, 30 percent in the 20 largest urban regions. In the multidisciplinary Urban Studies Program, you examine the character and evolution of complex urban systems, especially the city system of the United States. The program is designed to stimulate insights and to introduce you to urban problem-solving, urban planning, and public policy formation.

Program Features

  • A flexible and exciting program with abundant research and internship opportunities to prepare you for graduate study—or careers in urban planning.
  • It is a flexible program: Students develop a specific pattern of courses in consultation with the program adviser.


Available Majors

Program Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

Administrative Contact

Dale Swartzentruber
Associate Provost
University Hall 107