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The Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies curriculum takes full advantage of its location in a major urban setting in fulfilling its commitment to urban education, research, and community service.  Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree program take courses and seminars dealing directly with urban problems and their solutions.  The program offered through the University Partnership focuses on Public Administration, the study of leadership, management, public policy, budgeting and finance.  The degree prepares students for career challenges in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  It is also excellent preparation for further study, such as graduate school or law school.

Program Sheet


Parallel LCCC Program


Admission Procedures

CSU has “multi-term” registration, which means in March, students register for classes for Fall, Spring, and Summer of the entire next academic year. For example, in March 2019, students register for all of Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020. Therefore, students expecting to take courses in any semester in the 19-20 school year are advised to apply before (or by) January 2019.

To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an online application. Select “pay by mail” and don’t pay $40.
  2. Complete a Partnership Supplement Form and email it to This waives the $40 fee.
  3. Request all colleges you attended to send official transcripts directly to CSU. High school, also.
  4. Once your materials are in, check your CampusNet for an admission decision. It can happen fast!
  5. Once admitted, meet with your CSU advisor. The Partnership office can help with this, if needed.

For assistance, please call 440-366-4850 or email

Academic Advising

Admitted CSU Partnership students meet their advisor at LCCC, in the CSU Partnership Office, UC 113. For assistance in scheduling an appointment, please call 440-366-4850 or email