Where an Urban Studies Degree Can Take You
An undergraduate degree in Urban Studies is your gateway to opportunity for careers in government, regional and urban planning, human services, business, education, and social science research.
Within these areas, our Urban Studies major is the starting point for a wide variety of work, including research, analysis, program development and planning, human services and resources, law enforcement and politics.
Combined with internships, research opportunities, and the development of skills pertaining to specific areas of work, the Urban Studies program at Saint Peter’s College will help you achieve your goals.
Careers in Government, Regional/Urban Planning, and Business
Careers in the United States Government extend far beyond the courtroom, from positions in federal departments such as the Departments of Agriculture and Education, to positions with the Peace Corps and development commissions.
Urban planning takes on many areas of study and development, including transportation, housing, environmental issues, and historic preservation. Architecture and engineering firms, real estate and development contractors, and utility companies are just a few of the many organizations that offer careers in urban planning.
A foundation in Urban Studies could also lead to a future in business, in such institutions as rental properties, insurance firms, banks, and healthcare organizations.
Careers in Human Services, Social Science Research, and Education
An integral part of caring for the society on the whole is caring for the individual. Larger-scale human services like advocacy and programming work in tandem with smaller-scale counseling and mental health services to serve the community.
Human services include advocacy groups, United Way agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, adoption agencies and other community service agencies. Career opportunities in these fields range from individual counseling to program administration.
Social science research includes work on data analysis, demography, and market research in order to improve services to the community, and often occurs in universities or other government agencies.
In addition to positions in social science research at universities, another viable option for a career in Urban Studies is in teaching higher education.