University of Lethbridge

Urban and Regional Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Lethbridge
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Urban Studies/Affairs
Description:Urban and Regional Studies is a field that provides students with a broad range of conceptual and practical tools to understand cities and regions. Cities and regions are changing rapidly in ways that we could not have imagined only a few decades ago! Once a "buffalo commons," later a red light district, an auto wrecker's yard and now protected as an urban nature reserve, "the point" where these students are standing illustrates land use dynamics on the edge of Lethbridge's downtown area. To understand these changes and formulate successful policy responses, we need to draw upon all of the social sciences to describe urban and regional change and predict development trajectories.

Urban and Regional Studies approaches contemporary development problems at different scales and from different points of view. Issues include the evolving social, ethnic, and architectural character of urban neighbourhoods; the decline of traditional agricultural service centres in Canada's Prairie west; or the governance challenges of sprawling metropolitan areas. The major in Urban and Regional Studies is housed in the Department of Geography but draws upon a wide range of social science disciplines. The required core courses provide an intellectual foundation in the key disciplines of Urban and Regional Studies and an introduction to key research methods for urban and regional problems. Options courses encourage students to develop discipline-based areas of strength in the social sciences.
URL:Urban and Regional Studies at University of Lethbridge
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,744
International: $16,601

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Mathematics 30‑1 or Mathematics 30‑2 (recommended)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 11, 2017

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