Urban Studies, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Urban Studies. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit www.itransfer.org and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. In the sequence below, World Language courses are called out as suggested electives. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
SOC 201 Intro To the Study Of Society 1 3
HISTORY 117 History Of Chicago Metropolitan Area 1 3
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
SOC 202 Sociology Of Urban Life 2 3
POL SCI 201 The National Government 1 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
World Languages course 2 4
Semester 3
ECON 202 Principles Of Economics II 2 3
GEOG 101 World Geography 2 3
World Languages course 2 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
GEOLOGY 201 Physical Geology 1 4
Semester 4
ARCHITC 105 History Of Architecture II 2 3
BIOLOGY 119 Environmental Biology 1 4
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
POL SCI 207 U.S. State & Local Government 2 3
 Total Hours62

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway Elective

ARCHITC 105History Of Architecture II3
ECON 202Principles Of Economics II3
GEOG 101World Geography3
POL SCI 207U.S. State & Local Government3
SOC 202Sociology Of Urban Life3
World Languages course4

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.