City Studies is a multidisciplinary undergraduate program that introduces students to concepts and skills to understand and tackle problems of an increasingly urban world. With approximately 200 full-time major students, City Studies at UTSC is one of the largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary urban studies programs offered in Canada.
Students acquire a combination of conceptual, methodological, and critical skills relevant in a variety of professional fields including city planning, real estate development, transportation, housing, community development, urban governance, and city management. The Major program in City Studies is designed to give students the opportunity to see how they might apply ideas about cities from the social sciences and kindred disciplines in their field of professional interest. The program also offers preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate education in a field of study related to cities.