What makes a city struggle or thrive? How do we shape cities — and how do cities shape us? How can we live harmoniously together in urban spaces? These are all foundational questions that we seek to explore, using Nashville as our primary case study.
A flourishing future depends on our understanding of the complexity of cities and the possibilities they offer. Nashville is full of both — traverse its intricate political, social and economic terrain, and gain hands-on experience with its diverse leaders and neighborhoods. Study a curriculum shaped by public officials, neighborhood activists and business owners. Draw from diverse disciplines to analyze the issues faced by urban areas and create blueprints for a stronger future.
We are preparing grounded leaders for public service, entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofit impact. You’ll have opportunities to live out your faith in a community that extends beyond Lipscomb’s campus. Build bridges: crossing highways and connecting people.
Standard admission requirements.
- UBN 2003 - Introduction to Urban Studies (3)
- UBN 3013 - The Church and the City (3)
- UBN 2013 - Race, Ethnicity, and the City (3)
- UBN 3023 - Urban Policy and Planning (3)
- UBN 3033 - Sustaining the City: Environmental Issues of Urban Life (3)
- UBN 4983 - Urban Studies Seminar: Research and Practice (3)
- UBN 3043 - Using Technology to Build Better Cities (3)
- UBN 2023 - Wealth, Poverty, and the City (3)
- UBN 4993 - Urban Studies Capstone (3)
- UBN 3903 - Urban Studies Internship
- PO 2253 - American State and Local Government (3)
- HI 4153 - Urban History and Politics (3)
- LJS 3303 - Influencing Change through Civic Engagement (3)
Students may choose 3 of the following for electives to complete the major requirements:
- SW 2313 - Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
- SW 1103 - Introduction to Social Work (3)
- ESS 2123 - Principles of Sustainability (3)
- ESS 1024 - The science of green living (4)
- ESS 4223 - Fundamentals of Environmental Management and Technology (3)
- ESS 4213 - Environmental Law and Policy (3)
- PO 3313 - Public Administration (3)
- PO 3323 - Public Administration II (3)
- PO 3123 - Public Policy (3)
- PS 2503 - Behavioral Statistics (3)
- EC 2403 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
- EC 2413 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)
- LJS 3403 - Conflict Management (3)
- ESS 3224 - Principles of Water Resources and Systems Management (4)
- HI 4173 - The American Civil Rights Movement (3)
Tuition & Aid
Standard tuition and aid.