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The Urban and Community Studies Major …

at the University of Connecticut is an interdisciplinary degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a focus on educating citizens on the dimensions of urban and community life and preparing students for careers in public and community service.

Contact Information

Urban and Community Studies
University of Connecticut
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2814
For general inquiries please email

Phone: (959)200-3771

Fax: (860)246-0344

For office hours and advising information, please visit our Advising by Campus page.


Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 8 Husky To Hire: The Job Search3:00pm
  2. Jul 12 Husky to Hire: The Interview (Pre-Recorded)7:00pm
  3. Jul 14 Husky to Hire: LinkedIn (Pre-Recorded)3:00pm
  4. Jul 20 Husky to Hire: Build Your Network (Pre-Recorded)12:00pm
  5. Jul 24 Husky to Hire: The Résumé (Pre-Recorded)5:00pm


Job Opportunity – Senior Planner at Office of Transit in RI

The Rhode Island DOT’s Office of Transit is hiring a senior planner. This position includes working with MBTA commuter rail, Amtrak, and RIPTA bus in Rhode Island. For more information and to apply, visit the Rhode Island State website. Disclaimer Please note: Job and internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested […]

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POLS 3240E now being offered Virtually in Summer Session 2

There has been an addition to the summer course offerings. POLS 3240E, Environment and Climate Justice will be offered during Summer Session II via Distance Learning. This course will be virtual and asynchronous.  This course meets a Supporting requirement in the UCS major. If you have any questions, please contact your UCS faculty advisor.

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Summer Job Opportunity – Intern at Freedom School Project

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School is looking for young adults who are interested in education and would like to be in the classroom this summer. They will be hiring Servant Leader Interns at three sites this summer in Hartford’s North End neighborhood. This position is for a period of six weeks, from June 27th to August […]

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BUILD Hartford – Course Opportunity

BUILD Hartford is looking to co-create opportunities for UConn students with the input of Launc[H], the City of Hartford, and community partners. These projects will be based around economic, innovative, and entrepreneurial opportunities in Hartford. Students will work to understand opportunities in the Hartford Innovation Ecosystem, build connections to community organizations/stakeholders, and ideate solutions with […]

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