Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Department of Urban Studies

Urban Affairs graduates are employed in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. They are engaged in city planning, program development, community organizing, public safety and homeland security, nonprofit administration, environmental and sustainability policy, and economic development. Many graduates have found the urban affairs majors to be a strong foundation for advanced study in law, urban planning, public administration, or environmental policy and management.


Undergraduate students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in one of five majors:

The College offers three five-year Bachelor’s to Master’s programs:


Students in any discipline may elect to pursue a minor in:


Degree Completion Programs

Graduates of community colleges with degrees in law enforcement, fire science, paralegal studies, public administration, nursing, environmental health and safety, and human services may complete their Bachelor of Arts degree through articulation agreements between their college and the Levin College.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 128 credit hours of academic work, of which 36 credit hours must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses
  • Achievement of a grade-point average of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of the foreign language requirement, if applicable. (Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later and who did not complete two years of the same foreign language in high school must remove the foreign language deficiency by completing a first-year language sequence or two semesters of American Sign Language plus one approved foreign culture course).
  • Completion of ASC 101, Introduction to University Life (freshmen only)
  • Completion of university, college, and major-field requirements

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College Requirements

Students in all Urban Affairs degree programs must complete the following college requirements

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Mailing Address
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 107A
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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