Bachelor of Science
in Urban Technology

The city of the future requires us to rethink how cities are designed. Learn how at Taubman College.

University of Michigan is leading the way with our trailblazing Urban Technology bachelor's degree - bringing together the digital and physical worlds to effect real change. We created our program for people like you — creative problem solvers who see technology as a way to improve urban life. You will learn to create apps, launch businesses, and design services and organizations that address critical urban challenges such as climate change, equitable housing, and mobility.


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We Push Boundaries. We Solve Problems. We Make a Difference.

As part of the University of Michigan, one of the world’s most prominent public universities, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning offers you an unmatched opportunity to become a leader with a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, urbanism, and design. You will join a community focused on innovating and improving the built environment in ways that cater towards how the city should be in the future. You will be on the forefront of discovery while exploring the challenges of integrating technology into everyday life.

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Learn How to Transform Cities from Day One.

Our unique curriculum is designed to help you identify a mission — a purpose — that will drive you to make cities more humane, just, and sustainable. Urban Technology courses provide hands-on learning in an atmosphere of experimentation and innovation. During your time as a student, you will visit cities alongside faculty mentors and industry professionals to get a deep understanding of urban challenges from a variety of perspectives. This hands-on approach to project-based learning allows you to explore possibilities and test new ideas.

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Where Will This Degree Take You?

This degree will be a platform for whatever you do next, giving you a base to continue your studies in a specialized field and enabling you to join the workforce directly after graduation in a variety of roles such as a user experience designer, policy analyst, entrepreneur, or program manager. The power of U-M’s global reach means you are part of an unequaled network of alumni who are well-positioned to help you succeed, wherever you land. No matter your path, you will be prepared for a career that combines the sensitive application of technology with civic heart.

Join our community of changemakers

“When applying to schools, I knew I wanted to figure out how I could connect multiple disciplines to solve social issues. So, this program fell right in line with what I wanted my academic experience to look like.”
- Devin Vowels

“As someone who wants to drive positive change in evolving urban environments, I value the program’s emphasis on developing user-centered platforms to enable smoother interactions between people, infrastructures, and services.”
- Ting Fong Chen

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“Our program is designed to be a platform for a variety of city-focused careers. You may work in business, design, research, or a technical field after college, but regardless of where you head after U-M, you will go with cities as your domain, coding as an essential skill, and design as your superpower.”
– Bryan Boyer, program director, associate professor of practice

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Ready to Design Positive Change?

Find out more about our Urban Technology degree and how you will study cities, code, and design to shape and build the urban services and systems of tomorrow.

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