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Urban and Regional Studies Minor

Dr. Maria Papadakis, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-8142
E-mail: papadamc@jmu.edu

The minor in urban and regional studies prepares students for careers or graduate training in government. While satisfying the B.A. or B.S. requirements of their chosen major, students may complement that major with a 24 credit hour minor in urban and regional studies drawn from the following courses.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
ECON 475. Regional Economics
GEOG 410. Urban Geography
POSC 360. Urban Politics
SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
Choose from the following1:

ECON 326. Public Finance
ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources
FIN 210. Principles of Real Estate
GEOG 315. Field Studies
GEOL/GEOG 310A-D. Environmental Impact (2-3 credits)
GEOL 340. Soil and Land Use
POSC 302. State and Local Government
POSC 495. Internship in Political Science (4 credits)
SOCI 352. Birth, Death, Sex: Exploring Demography
SOCI 361. Bureaucracy and Society


1 Must be in a discipline other than the student’s major.