Urban Project is a collaboration of the Micah Program and
first-rate academic departments and programs that offer degrees
dealing with urban problems, including
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Nutrition and Dietetics
Public Policy Studies
Sociology and Criminal Justice.
these links to learn more about the Urban Project:
Urban Project addresses vital social
problems. By the end of this century,
75% of the world's population will
live in cities--a staggering increase.
By mid-century, there will be more
than forty megacities of 18 million
they will have problems. Even the
smaller cities of today are often
places of considerable poverty and
economic injustice. Not only do
they place massive strains on local
food and energy supplies and on
the environment, but they also face
major challenges in providing affordable
housing, transportation, education,
healthcare, crime control, and social
can we do better? Saint Louis University
is committed to finding out.
Urban Project offers you
seminar in urban career opportunities:
from experts working in all areas
of urban studies and related fields
professionals and learn about promising
majors, advanced degree programs,
and job prospects.
partnership among academic departments and programs
that offer excellent internships and undergraduate
experience in agencies, local municipalities,
and community organizations
with research faculty studying promising solutions
to urban problems.
experience of urban realities
research and presentation skills.
offered by participating departments and
programs all have excellent employment prospects.
B.A. or B.S. will open doors in charitable
foundations, hospitals and clinics, governmental
agencies, public and private schools, and
a variety of community organizations.
in the nation, the Urban Project of Saint Louis University
is a collaboration of the Micah Program and more
than a dozen academic departments and programs at SLU
that offer degrees dealing with urban problems. We prepare
students, not only to understand the many challenges
facing American cities and the urban poor, but also
to draw on various disciplines to find the best possible
Micah Program offers Urban Project Students a Great
enrolling in the Micah Program, you'll be
involved in a nationally recognized learning
community that allows opportunities for new
students interested in working among the urban
together in community on-campus
core freshman courses together
service in vibrant but struggling neighborhoods
near the University
weekly for reflection and prayer for the people
they are serving.
Louis University and the Micah Program were recognized
in Saviors of Our Cities:
A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships.
The survey concluded that
Louis University reflects the best of the Jesuit devotion
to the inner city poor. Foregoing an opportunity to
move to a suburban location,the university chose to
remain and help revitalize downtown St. Louis. The
university has created a remarkable community service
institution in the form of the Micah Program. This
program...effectively links administrative, faculty,
and student resources with a variety of community
high-school students wishing to participate in the Micah
Program and the Urban Project during their freshman
year at college should apply on the Micah web site no
later than May 1. This application is separate from
the Admissions application and the Housing and Res Life
application. You will find more information and an application
on the Micah Program's web site.