Community and Urban Studies Undergraduate Minor Program
The College of Arts & Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in community and urban studies. This program exposes students to a variety of perspectives on conditions and problems of urban life, including issues of sociology, education, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, law, poverty, crime, environment, physical and mental health, art and design, planning, and others. The program is highly flexible and adaptable to each student’s needs. In the past, students have used this minor to go on to careers in education, urban planning, law, sociology, and government.
To complete the minor in community and urban studies, students must complete 18 hours of courses approved by the director. The minor requires a minimum of 6 hours of upper division (3000-level courses or higher) coursework, of which 3 hours must be completed in residency at Texas Tech (as opposed to abroad). No more than 9 hours of coursework from one program can be counted toward the minor. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward the minor. Contact the director for a list of approved courses. Other applicable courses not on the list may be approved at the director’s discretion.
Contact: Dr. Patricia Maloney, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, 806. 834.8969, firstname.lastname@example.org