University of Pittsburgh
Urban Studies Program

What is

In this changing world,Pitt's Urban Studies major enables students to explore the fascinating complexities of urban environments. Read more

What can I do with a degree in Urban Studies?

Urban Studies prepares graduates for a variety of fields and careers in the private, for-profit world as well as the public and private nonprofit sectors. Read more


Global Experience

"Going abroad as an Urban Studies student really opens your eyes to the world that’s found only in textbooks for most. It personalizes everything that we have been learning about the diversity of cities.”

-Michael Heater 2007

See Michael's study-abroad photos.


An Urban Studies major

Engages the social and political context of the urban community.

Contact Us:

Dr. Carolyn J. L. Carson

Professor William Chase

Urban Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Tel: 412-648-7489