Urban, Public, and Global Affairs Pathway

Urban, Public, and Global Affairs Pathway

In the Urban, Public, and Global Affairs Pathway, students explore the ways that urban planning, governance, public administration, economics, and international studies can create real impact in the daily lives of individuals and communities.

Our programs encourage students to imagine original solutions to modern challenges and to implement them in real-time through experiential classrooms and hands-on internships. Students will get prepared to defuse and de-escalate conflict, create social change, and impact policy, economics, and systemic injustice at local and global levels.

Majors include: Community Development, Conflict Resolution, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, International Studies, Political Science, Quantitative Economics, and Urban & Public Affairs

Pre-professional program: Pre-Law


Important information for students starting Fall 2020:

New PSU students must complete Orientation online prior to scheduling an appointment with their advisor. Completing Orientation opens access to registration and covers the information necessary to select and register for classes. You will receive a pre-orientation email from your advisor 2-5 days prior to when you can access orientation. If you have completed orientation and have additional questions about orientation or registration, feel free to respond to the pre-orientation email that you received from your advisor, or contact your advisor using the information below or email upgap@pdx.edu


How to meet with an UPGAP Advisor:

Students in all majors in this Pathway (except for CCJ Online), including Exploratory/Undeclared, are assigned an advisor based on the last two digits of their PSU ID number. To schedule an appointment, use the links below.

Urban, Public & Global Affairs Pathway Advisors