Urban & Regional Studies Program at UMD
The Urban and Regional Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major which prepares students for careers in planning, public administration, policy analysis, community activism, and other fields related to urban development and urban change. The program incorporates resources from many departments and stresses the inherent interdependence in urban life, such as the connections between urban and rural development, cultural change and economic change, and uneven development. Students gain insight into the complexities of life in urban areas and are encouraged to understand the global context of current urban problems. The program also prepares students for graduate study in planning, public administration, law, and the social sciences.