Advisement Center

Undergraduate Advisement

Urban Studies Majors and Minors should meet with your Undergraduate Advisor regularly, preferably at least once each semester.

Make an Appointment

Have a question? Make an appointment below with one of our dedicated advisors. Available Appointments

Student Handbook

Our student handbook is designed to help students plan their courses of study in the Department of Urban Studies. It describes in detail the department's policies and resources. Download the Handbook

Get in Touch

If you have questions, please email Prof. Scott Larson (scott.larson@qc.cuny.edu), Prof. Alice Sardell (alice.sardell@qc.cuny.edu), or Prof. Alan Takeall (alan.takeall@qc.cuny.edu)

Scott Larson, Advisor | Office Hours: Mondays 11 am – 5:30 pm, Wednesdays 11 am – 4 pm, and by appointment

Alan Takeall, Advisor | Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15pm until 5:30pm, and by appointment

Alice Sardell, Evening Advisor | By appointment only

FAQ's

How do I become an Urban Studies Major?
To become an urban studies major, you must complete a Declaration of Undergraduate Major/Minor form and have it signed by an Undergraduate Advisor or the Department Chair. This form should be filed with the Office of the Registrar.

Download the form

Can I double-major?
Of course. You might want to major in both Urban Studies and another, related Social Science such as Political Science, Sociology, Environmental Studies, or Labor Studies. You might also consider combining an Urban Studies major with a minor in Journalism, Africana Studies, Labor Studies, Environmental Studies, or Asian-American Community Studies. Be sure to consult with your advisor in BOTH departments or programs.


Can I minor in Urban Studies?

Of course! The minor consists of 18 credits in Urban Studies, including:

  • Urban Studies 101: Urban Poverty and Affluence
  • Urban Studies 200: Urban Research Methods
  • Either:
  1. Urban Studies 105: Urban Politics
  2. Urban Studies 221: Making Public Policy
  3. or Urban Studies 330W: Contemporary Urban Theory
  • At least three other Urban Studies courses at the 200 level or above.

To declare Urban Studies as your minor, you must complete a Declaration of Undergraduate Major/Minor form and have it signed by an Undergraduate Advisor or the Department Chair. This form should be filed with the Office of the Registrar.


Working with an Advisor 

Urban Studies Majors and Minors should meet with your Undergraduate Advisor regularly, preferably at least once each semester. It is especially important to meet with an Undergraduate Advisor in the year before you plan on graduating. Before you are allowed to graduate, the Advisors review your transcript to make sure that you have fulfilled all of your major or minor requirements.

Students who take most of their courses during the day should contact Scott Larson or Alan Takeall; students who take most of their courses at night should contact Alice Sardell.

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