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Careers Overview

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The Urban Studies major is not a narrow, pre-professional education, but a broad liberal arts degree combined with valuable, transferable skills.  Our alumni network covers a wide range of fields and economic sectors, including: 

The Non-Profit Sector, including Community Service and Philanthropy

Urban Planning in the Public or Private Sector

Real Estate: Development, Consulting, and Management


Architecture and Urban Design

Business, Finance


Education, Research

Lobbying, Government

Medicine and Health:

Arts and Design:

  • Design in Wood (Petaluma, CA)
  • Regional Arts Coordinator (Portland, OR)
  • KBIK Films (San Francisco, CA)
  • Federated Department Stores – Macy’s West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Write On Freelance (Corona del Mar, CA)