The BA in Urban and Community Studies degree program is designed for students with interests in urban, social, economic, and political issues, especially as they relate to diverse working class communities. The program allows students to explore the dynamics of urban and community life, public policy and administration, the structure of urban government and agencies, the delivery of social services, and community and labor organizing.
The field of Urban and Community Studies draws on sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology to analyze our global economy and culture. Students in the program have opportunities for experiential and applied learning, including fieldwork and workplace-based projects in New York City. They study with nationally known faculty from CUNY as well as with expert practitioners in the fields of public and health care administration, municipal politics, workforce development, labor, and community organizing.