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Program Coordinator
Dr. Henry Way
Phone: (540) 568-6199

Urban and Regional Studies

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 376. Urban Geography
POSC 360. Urban Politics
SOCI 265. Sociology of the Community
Choose from the following: 1
     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.