Planning and Public Policy Certificate Programs

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs Department offers three certificate programs for those interested in real estate, housing, community development, and land use:  the Community Development Certificate, Real Estate Certificate, and Urban Planning Certificate.  Certificate programs offered through Bloustein Undergraduate Programs are open to all Rutgers University students, including all non-Bloustein School majors and minors.  Certificates are awarded only with or subsequent to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.  Undergraduate students are restricted to courses at the 300 and 400 levels.  Post-baccalaureate students may select courses from any level.

 

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Community Development Certificate (24 Credits)
Core Courses:
  10:762:310 U.S. Housing Policy
  10:762:421 Community Development
Elective courses:  At least 6 additional courses (18 credits) from the following list:
  10:762:305 Principles of Public Policy
  10:762:317 Urban Municipal Management
  10:762:330 Local Fiscal Policy
  10:762:413 Urban Revitalization
  10:762:420 GIS for Health and Planning
  10:762:435 Administrative Issues in Environmental Planning
  10:762:440 Principles of Real Estate
  10:762:460 Local Economic Development
  10:762:473 Urban Transportation Policy
  10:762:481 Housing Policy and Issue

 

Real Estate Certificate (24 Credits)
Core Courses:
  10:762:440 Principles of Real Estate
  10:762:310 U.S. Housing Policy
Elective courses:  At least 6 additional courses (18 credits) from the following list:
  10:762:306 Principles of Urban Planning
  10:762:413 Urban Revitalization
  10:762:420 GIS for Health and Planning
  10:762:421 Community Development
  10:762:460 Local Economic Development
  10:762:478 History of Planning Thought
  10:762:488 Historic Preservation
Post-baccalaureate students may register for the following to fulfill elective credit:
  34:970:528 Housing Econ and Markets
  34:970:529 Principles of Housing
  34:970:562 Community Economic Development
  34:970:563 Community Development
  34:970:501 History of Planning Thought
  34:970:521 Historic Preservation
  34:970:622 Urban Redevelopment

 

Urban Planning Certificate (24 Credits)

The Urban Planning Certificate provides students with a concentration in core courses related to general planning, such as community growth and decline, geographic information systems, planning thought, planning law, planning support systems, smart growth, state and regional planning, sustainable development and urban revitalization. Certificate programs offered through Bloustein Undergraduate Programs are open to all Rutgers University students and post-baccalaureate professionals. For degree students, certificates are awarded only with or subsequent to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students are restricted to courses at the 300 and 400 levels.

 

The Urban Planning Certificate is comprised of 24 credits of (762) planning and public policy courses. Core required courses include 10:762:306 Principles of Urban Planning or 10:762:315 Designing Cities and 10:762:316 Physical Design and Site Plan. Elective courses include at least six additional courses (18 credits) required from the elective course list below.

 

Core Courses:
  10:762:306 Principles of Urban Planning or 10:762:316 Physical Design and Site Plan
  10:762:316 Physical Design and Site Plan
Elective courses:  At least 6 additional courses (18 credits) from the following list:
  10:762:310 US Housing Policy
  10:762:314 Graphic Communication for Planners
  10:762:315 Designing Cities
  10:762:317 Urban Municipal Management
  10:762:352 Cybercities
  10:762:400 Internship
  10:762:413 Urban Revitalization
  10:762:420 GIS for Health and Planning
  10:762:421 Community Development
  10:762:435 Applied Land Use Planning
  10:762:440 Principles of Real Estate
  10:762:444 American Land Use Policy
  10:762:448 Historic Preservation
  10:762:471 Globalization and Sustainability
  10:762:472 Transportation Planning and Design
  10:762:474 Tourism Planning
  10:762:482 Social Aspects of Environmental Design
  10:762:483 Protecting Public Health and the Environment
  10:762:490 Independent Study
  10:762:492 Design Studio
  10:762:495 Special Topics: Land Use Law or equivalent law course
  10:762:496 Special Topics: Art and Architecture in the City
  10:832:232 Principles of Public Health Possible
    Substitutes with permission
      11:372:233 Environmental Geomatics
      11:372:362 Intermediate Environmental Geomatics
      Other courses can be substituted for the electives only with permission of Program Director

 

Community Sustainability Certificate (18 Credits)

The Community Sustainability Certificate provides students with an integrated approach to energy, environment and climate change, transportation, and urban redevelopment and international/global sustainability issues. The certificate program is open to all Rutgers University students and postbaccalaureate professionals regardless of their major course of study. The certificate is awarded only with or subsequent to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students are restricted to courses at the 300 and 400 levels. Post-baccalaureate students are welcome to take courses at any level.

 

The Community Sustainability Certificate is comprised of 18 credits which consists of two required courses (6 credits) and one course (12 credits) from at least four of the five sustainability areas listed below:

 

Core Required Courses (6 credits)

 10:762:306 Principles of Urban Planning
 10:762:315 Designing Cities

Elective Credits (12 credits)

 Energy

 10:762:495 Special Topics in Energy
 34:970:571 Industrial Ecology
 11:375:322 Energy, Technology and Environment
 34:970:620 Energy Policy & Plan
 34:833:684-87 Seminar in Energy Policy
 34:970:651-73 Seminar in Energy Plan

 Environment and Climate Change
 01:450:102 Global Environment
 11:550:230 Environ Design Analysis
 01:450:140 Greenhouse Effect
 11:556:143 Energy and Climate Change
 10:762:435 Applied Land Use Plan
 34:833:684-87 Seminar in Environ Policy
 10:762:444 American Land Use Policy
 34:970:523 Environmental Law & Policy
 10:762:470 Environmental Law
 34:970:618 Environmental Plan & Mgmt
 10:762:483 Protecting Public Health & Environ
 34:970:619 Environmental Econ & Policy
 34:970:651-74 Seminar in Environ Plan

 Transportation
 10:762:472 Transportation Plan
 34:970:554 Transportation & Land Use
 10:762:473 Transportation Policy
 34:970:558 Public Transit Plan & Mgmt
 34:833:684-87 Seminar in Transportation
 34:970:651-74 Seminar in Transportation
 34:970:553 Transportation & Environ

 Urban Redevelopment
 10:762:304 Poverty in the United States
 10:762:421 Community Development
 10:762:310 US Housing Policy
 10:762:448 Historic Preservation
 10:762:316 Physical Design and Site Plan
 10:762:475 Design Sustainability
 10:762:413 Urban Revitalization
 10:762:492 Design Studio
 10:762:420 GIS for Health and Plan
 34:833:684-87 Sem in Sustainable Policy
 34:970:532 Urban Hlth Problems & Plan
 34:970:651-73 Sem in Sustainable Plan

 International and Global
 10:762:233 Urban World
 11:704:317 Conservation Ecology
 10:762:303 Global Poverty
 34:833:684-87 Seminar in Intl Policy
 10:762:352 Cybercities
 34:970:537 Comparative Intl Plan
 10:762:471 Globalization & Sustainability
 34:970:581 Gender & Int’l Development
 34:970:646 Global Restructuring
 34:970:651-73 Seminar in Intl Plan