The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields, all focused in some way on applying theory to the solving of real-world problems.
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs houses the following departments and schools:
Mission and Goals
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs (GCUA) is dedicated to the personal and academic development of its students. Undergraduate study in the College emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students for professional practice in each of its disciplines. This is accomplished by participating in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning, service, and scholarship that is founded on active collaboration among students, faculty, professionals, and community members. The graduate programs emphasize the application of theory in professional practice to address the issues and problems of urban life. The GCUA faculty seeks to advance the theoretical and applied body of knowledge of its disciplines, and the improvement of public policy and professional practices.
Majors and Minors
As a student in our college, you can pursue a major in all the above areas except marriage and family therapy, which offers a minor in family studies as well as advanced degrees. The undergraduate entrance and graduate requirement is a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average. However, individual departments and schools may have specific requirements for their majors. For more information about these, please go to our Student Advising Center.
Graduate degrees are offered in all our areas of study. In addition, we offer Ph.D. degrees in environmental studies and public affairs. For more information on admission requirements for our graduate programs, consult the department offering the degree.