Urban Studies & Planning

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Urban Studies & Planning

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The mission of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning is to prepare students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, for professional careers in urban studies and planning.  In addition, the department seeks to provide a broad based educational experience, set in the context of the social sciences, which contributes to the development of informed and thoughtful individuals prepared to contribute to the society at large.   Department faculty supports the mission through teaching, research and publication, community outreach and action, and university service.


Student Assistant Job Opening!

(July 22, 2014) The Department of Urban Studies and Planning has a job opening for a Student Assistant to assist us with our front desk reception area and various clerical duties. Only URBS student major with Federal Work-Study Award should apply. Pay rate starts at $9.25 per hour, 10 to 15 hours per week for the Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 semester.

Please contact Pat at (818) 677-2904 or visit the office in Sierra Hall 220 for further instructions.