Due to COVID-19 campus restrictions, senior theses are available in secured, read-only digital format upon request.  To request a thesis or multiple theses, please complete this Google form.

Welcome to the Barnard College-Columbia University Urban Studies Program senior theses catalog. The purpose of this site is to provide current seniors with a searchable database of thesis titles and abstracts that reside in the Urban Studies Senior Thesis Archive.

Records have been created for all of the theses in the physical collection. If you see a title that interests you and you would like to see the complete thesis, please come to the Urban Studies Program on the 7th floor of the Milstein Learning Center, where you will be able to access the paper copy.  Theses are non-circulating, but you may spend as much time browsing as you wish.  We have comfortable seating. Access to complete theses is permitted only to current Urban Studies majors.  The collection is not open to the public or to non-majors.

Alumni/ae may request to have their thesis entry removed from the database and/or the paper copy removed from the physical collection at any time by using the "Contact Us" form. Please indicate 1) your name at the time of graduation, 2) thesis title, and 3) your class year.