2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Affairs, BA (GPS) (no concentration)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s):
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s):
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s):

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 1100  with C or better

Term Two


  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s):
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s):
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better; complete ENG 2100  with C or better

Term Three


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS:Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course; complete one language course; complete URS 2000 .

Term Four


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Intermediate Language Course (2020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Five


  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Six


  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Core) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


  • URS (Major Elective)Credit Hour(s): 3
  • URS (Major Elective) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GEO 3400 Urban Geography   Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit Hour(s): 1

Total: 13 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.3 or better

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPN).

 

Program Description


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 program is designed to prepare some students for junior- or entry-level positions in both local government and selected community agencies, but it also provides a foundation for students preparing for graduate work. To be admitted as majors, students must have at least a 2.3 grade point average; interested students may apply for admission any time. Majors are required to complete a common core of courses and then select a specialization in one of three areas: urban planning, public management, criminal justice, or community development.

Students majoring in Urban Affairs are urged to develop an area of specialization in consultation with their adviser. This will facilitate the student’s effort at a later date in seeking employment or further study at the graduate level.

Areas of specialization that can be followed by students include Criminal Justice, Urban Management and Administration, Urban Planning: Physical/Social, and Urban Community / Economic Development.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


School of Public and International Affairs
325 Millett Hall
Phone: (937) 775-2942
E-mail:  urbanaff_geo@wright.edu

http://www.wright.edu/academics/urs_geo/urban.htm

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising