Urban Studies prepares graduates for a variety of fields and careers in the private, for-profit world as well as the public and private non-profit sectors.
Many of our graduates work in community development corporations, government and private planning departments, and local and state government offices—to name just a few employers.
As the following select examples of positions held by recent alumni below indicate, Urban Studies majors pursue careers in:
- Planning (Cincinnati City Planner; Pittsburgh City Planning Department)
- Community Organization (Citizen City Initiative, Pittsburgh; Program Manager at City Parks Alliance)
- Public Administration (Borough Manager for Mt Oliver (near Pittsburgh))
- Economic Development (Planner at Alta Planning & Design, Atlanta)
- Housing (City Planner for the NYC Housing Authority)
- Education (there are numerous secondary and higher level teachers)
- Journalism and Government (most notably city and town administration)
- Private business (a former chief of Staff for a City Councilman is now a Manager at Uber, another is a Consumer Insights Strategist at Olson Zaltman
Many of our students continue on to graduate school in:
- Public Administration
- Public Health
- Criminal Justice