Urban Affairs

We are excited to hear you are interested in urban affairs at UNLV. In the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, you will learn how to create contemporary solutions for resilient communities through leadership, collaboration, and innovation.

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Our academic programs focus on effective public policymaking, creating strong support structures to meet behavioral and mental health challenges, and ensuring cities are safe and prepared to meet emergency situations. The college also supports community dialogue and civic engagement through effective and ethical journalism and interpersonal and public communication strategies.

You Can Choose From a Variety of Disciplines
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Communication and Conflict Resolution

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Social Well-Being

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Digital Storytelling

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Urban Studies

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Juvenile Justice

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Being competitive in today’s job market means developing critical thinking skills, communicating effectively, and learning to collaborate with others to achieve common goals. Our mission is to focus on building safe, resilient communities; charting the course for effective government and policy, civil discourse, and effective and ethical journalism. We care about what families need and we are working to develop effective urban support structures for behavioral mental health needs.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Working on shows produced by the journalism school’s studios or taking classes to produce the Emmy Award-winning Rebel Report.
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Gaining field experience through the School of Social Work at practicum sites including the Clark County School District, Seven Hills Hospital, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and local private practices.
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Interning for local, state and federal government agencies.
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Helping nonprofits start up to achieve success.
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Conducting undergraduate research in bi-partisan policy issues surrounding veterans, incarceration systems, tourism safety, and domestic violence awareness.

With a Degree in Urban Affairs, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields

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Government

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Law Enforcement

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Nonprofit Agencies

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Newsroom

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Private Companies

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Hospitality Sector

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Now that you are interested, learn more about how urban affairs can start you on a path to create contemporary solutions for resilient communities through leadership, collaboration, and innovation.