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The UPA Program has been revised into a 4-year degree in Urban Studies. Please check here for more information and how to apply, and information about the minors in Urban Studies and Geographic Information Systems.

Learn about our New Joint Bachelor's and Master's degree program.



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Welcome to the Urban and Public Affairs Undergraduate Program


Beginning in Fall 2015 The Urban and Public Affairs program will no longer be available as it has been revised to the Urban Studies undergraduate degree. For more information on the Urban Studies program please visit this page.

Urban Studies is a four year undergraduate degree that allows students to study urban issues in order to find urban solutions in courses that utilize the great city of Chicago as a learning laboratory. Students study cities to develop the skills, knowledge and wisdom to understand complex urban systems through the lenses of sustainability, equity, social justice, and efficiency.





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