Department Chair: Jerri Killian, Ph.D
Urban Affairs is an interdisciplinary program offering a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The program provides students with an appreciation of the urban environment as a complex system and teaches them to approach urban processes from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Geography program allows students to select a curriculum best suited to their particular interests or future plans. The undergraduate major in geography includes the study of cultural, economic, physical, and regional geography, as well as cartography, quantitative methods, and field work. Backgrounds in the natural and social sciences, humanities, statistical methods, and computer programming are useful to the geography major.