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Urban Semester Program
Helping Students Engage the Challenge and Potential of the Contemporary City
The urban semester program is a semester-long, credit-granting curriculum which focuses on the contemporary urban context, using the city of Philadelphia as a laboratory. All courses will relate directly to urban studies. Students enrolled in the program are required to be in residence at the Philadelphia Campus. The program is designed primarily for sophomore and junior students, though seniors may also enroll. The urban semester curriculum allows students to satisfy several general education requirements, as well as possibly some major requirements. This program is available in both the fall and spring semester and is open to students from other colleges and universities.
In this program, students will:
Completion of this fifteen-hour sequence results in the waiver of the General Education Cross-Cultural requirement.
The curriculum requirements for some major and minor programs lend themselves well to the completion of the urban semster program. Click on the following programs to discover how students can complete the curriculum of the academic programs using the Messiah College-Philadelphia Campus' Urban Semester Program.