University of Michigan is leading the way with our first-of-its-kind Urban Technology bachelor's degree - bringing together the digital and physical worlds to effect real change. We created our program for people like you - what we at U-M call “Leaders and Best.” 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.
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.
Learn How to Transform Cities from Day One.
Our 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 begin on U-M’s main campus in Ann Arbor during the winter term and provide hands-on learning in an atmosphere of experimentation and innovation. During our spring Cities Intensive, 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.
Where Will This Degree Take You?
When you graduate, you will be able to analyze cities, be a capable designer, and know the ins-and-outs of software development and data science. You may work for a startup, tech company, government agency, or advocacy organization focused on issues of technology and data. 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.
Ready to Design Positive Change?
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