Designed as an interdisciplinary program, the urban studies major offers a broad introduction to the city and the urban environment. Students combine course work and research on urban issues with hands-on experience in New York City as well as other American and international cities. The curriculum prepares majors for graduate school and professional programs in teaching, social work, public policy, architecture and urban planning as well as for careers in government service and community development, the non-profit sector, journalism and law.
The major in urban studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in urban studies only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.
Congratulations and bravo to Urban Studies major Zhiyi Zhou for her outstanding photography! Zhiyi's exhibit "Vertical Landscape" is now on display at the Ildiko Butler Gallery at Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th St., New York, NY.
From the artist:
The exhibition, Vertical Landscape, consists of ten black-and-white photographs taken with a 4*5 large-format camera. Over the past two years, I have photographed in Rockaway, New York and during trips to China and Cuba. Inspired by an interest in people's living space, the photos capture vernacular architectures both dwelled by humans and inhabited by nature.
The opening reception is Friday, April 22, 6 - 8 p.m. Please stop by to see Zhiyi's images from New York, China, and Cuba.
2016 Urban Studies Senior Theses
- Urban Parks by Bernadette Corbett
- A Case for Career and Technical Education by Sharnell Creary
- Improving Transit in Southeast Queens by Thomas Dorante
- Gentrification and Urban Displacement Surrounding Fordham University’s Bronx Community by Ryan Fleites
- Why Support Donald Trump by Morgan Mungerson
- Heroin Devastates Hen Hud by Mikela Ryan
- East Harlem by Madeleine Sims
- Feeding America's Growing Cities by Leigh Anne Statuto
- Teacher Voice And The Charter School Experience by Anthoula Vasiliou
- Campaigning in 140 Characters (or Less) by Joseph Vitale
- Suzhou in History by Zhiyi Zhou