This program of study is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
All students have opportunities to
- conduct independent research
- engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
- participate in many forms of public service
- prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Three core courses (9 credits)
USST 301 – Urban Growth in a Shrinking World Credits: 3
USST 390 – Special Topics in Urban and Suburban Studies Credits: 3
USST 401 – Seminar: The Future of Metropolitan America Credits: 3
Three elective courses (9 credits)
Select three courses (9 credits) from a list of approved electives, which must be selected from more than one of the following categories (Consult the director for a list of approved courses in each category.)
Environment and Culture
Government and Policy
Total: 18 credits
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.