Make a difference in your community. Photos courtesy of Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies (BSUS) is the degree for individuals desiring to make a difference in their community. The BSUS at UNLV is an undergraduate degree that provides students with the conceptual knowledge and technical skills they need to understand and analyze the physical, social, political, and economic environment of large and small urban communities. A majority of courses are offered both online and in-class. Students planning to get a B.S. in Urban Studies have the option to complete it all online.
The designed learning objectives of the urban studies program will equip the graduates with the matching skill sets and knowledge required for the following occupations. There can be many other occupations for the graduates of the urban studies program, but the occupations listed below are some examples the graduates can easily qualify for with their B.S. in Urban Studies.
My continuous passion for listening and learning at UNLV inspired me; additionally, I used my mantra
“to make a difference” to apply all the information I took in to use it in the real world and grasp its
Robin Mendoza, a graduate, former City of Las Vegas Employee and Ph.D. student in Public Affairs at UNLV
Competence in urban studies means that graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to identify urban solutions.
Find out more about each of the core competencies and their relevant, related courses by expanding the items below. You can also view the university catalog for additional information.
My experience learning at UNLV has helped me gain a greater insight of the global infrastructure and
how spatial information can be analyzed to model how our world can be more efficiently organized and
Shirley Lim, a graduate and GIS Technician for Apple