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Urban Studies is a field of study that creates innovative, real-world knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of city life. Both inside and outside the classroom, the Urban Studies Department reaps the advantage of the immense complexity and diversity both of New York City as a preeminent global city, and Queens as one of the most diverse counties in the United States. In Urban Studies, we emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach and offer perspectives and faculty expertise in anthropology, sociology, political science, urban planning, history, and other fields.

Degree Programs

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Urban Studies
BA - Major/Minor

Labor Studies
BA - Major/Minor

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Environmental Studies
BA - Major/Minor

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Urban Planning
BA - Minor

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Urban Affairs
Masters Program

News and Events

Met Council On Housing is currently looking for bilingual volunteers (English/Spanish) team members for their Mutual Aid Tenants' Rights Hotline Team. ...

“Jose Flores Chamale will discuss his work and explore different elements of the "Popol Vuh", a complex, poetic and scientific literature masterpiece encoded with metaphors, philosophy and mathematical and astronomical wisdom, register for a Zoom link” @sangre_indigena_art ...

Friday 5pm - 6pm Zoom or in person. Good conversation and FOOD! @hispanicclubqc @qcalas ...

Professor Vacca and the @urbanstudiesqc presents a conversation about transportation & environmental priorities for Queens - via Zoom. ...

“Changing Currents in Haiti”
Wednesday @ 12:15pm

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