|Über uns||Academic program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Offering undergraduate and graduate degree options.|
|Mission||Through teaching, research and community engagement the Urban Studies program seeks to increase understanding of and appreciation for the complexity and diversity of urban environments, provide students and the community with the tools to critically address urban problems, encourage the development of international perspectives, promote social justice and improve the quality of urban life.|
We offer 3 bachelor's degree options, a certificate, and 2master's degree programs.
The *BA in Urban Studies* is a discipline dedicated to the study of cities and how they function. It blends a range of academic and real-world experiences to understand cities and their many vibrant neighborhoods.
The *BA in Sustainable Urban Development* is one of the first such degrees in the nation, preparing students to address recent initiatives that have called for a significant "greening" of urban development.
The *BS in Urban Design* is the first undergraduate urban design degree on the west coast. Urban Design students turn their passion for social change into meaningful urban design solutions for livable cities and neighborhoods.
The *Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)* is a 25 credit certificate program designed to provide a foundation in GIS technology, which integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization benefits offered by maps.
The *MS in Geospatial Technologies* is a 1-year master's program that builds on student's GIS skills, providing advanced training, including mobile and web-based GIS, and the use and application of geospatial hardware, software, and data in urban and environmental planning scenarios. It will also prepare students to become leaders in management and utilization of geospatial technologies within the job market.
The *MA in Community Planning* program is designed to develop civic leaders who are equipped to make change in networks of public and private actors, helping to create more just, sustainable, and livable urban futures.