Public Health (832, 832D)

SAS and SEBS Students (832)

Students in Rutgers-NB who wish to pursue the public health major must apply for admission to the Bloustein School. Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade of “C” or better in each of the pre-requisite courses and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applications may be obtained from the school’s website. Contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

 

Only courses with “C” or better may be counted towards the public health major. The degree is awarded jointly by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the student’s matriculating unit.

 

Prerequisites (17-24 cr)

  • 01:355:101 Expository Writing (3)
  • 10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods (4) or equivalent (3-4)
  • A two-semester biology sequence (8)
    • 01:119:115,116 Gen Biology I, II (4,4) – required for SEBS students or
    • 01:119:127,128 Anatomy & Physiology I (4,4)
  • A chemistry course or sequence (3-9)
    • 01:160:127 Impact of Chemistry (3)
    • 01:160:128 Chemistry of Life (3)
    • 01:60:161,162, 171 Gen Chemistry I, II with lab (4,4,1) – required for SEBS students

 


 

Direct Admit Students (832D)

Students seeking the Public Health major must have at least 30 credits before applying to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Successful applicants will have completed the prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better, and have achieved an overall GPA of at least 2.5. RU students seeking a school-to-school transfer apply here. Non-RU students apply here. Contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

 

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students. For admissions requirements and academic policies, please visit http://ucc.rutgers.edu/professional-schools 

 

Only courses with “C” or better may be counted towards major requirements. Upon completing the major, all General Education requirements*, and a minimum of 120 credits in good academic standing, the student will receive the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the Bloustein School. 

 

Prerequisites (15 cr)

  • Expository Writing (3)
  • A 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3)
  • A two-semester biology sequence (3,3)
  • A chemistry course or sequence (3)

 


 

Public Health (832 and 832D) Major Requirements (46 cr) Starting June 1, 2015

Core (34 cr)

  • 10:832:101 Introduction to Planning, Policy and Health (3)
  • 10:832:201 Principles of Public Health (3)
  • 10:832:212 Introduction to Health Disparities (3)
  • 10:832:240 Global Health Perspectives (3)
  • One of the following intensive writing courses (3):
    • 10:832:300 Writing for Professionals (3) or
    • 10:832:339 Public Health Literature (3)
  • 10:832:335 Epidemiology (3)
  • 10: 832:356 Public Health Law and Ethics (3)
  • 10: 832:395 Research Methods (4) - Open to majors only
  • 10:832:450 Leadership Seminar (3) - Open to majors only
  • *10:832:499 Internship (6) – Prerequisites: 832:395, 832:450 and 100 credits

 

Required Electives (12 cr of 832 electives, 9 cr of which must be at the 300-level or higher)

 

Students interested in select career paths should consider clustering their electives and seek advising early in their program of studies.

 

*Students qualifying for departmental honors may replace 832:499 with 832:497, 498 Bloustein Honors Research (3, 3)

 


 

Public Health Minor Requirements (24-26 credits)

Students seeking the Public Health minor must complete 10:832:101, 10:832:201, 10:832:240 and five 832 elective courses, four of which must be at the 300-level or higher (15 cr). Student should declare the public health minor with their matriculating school; they need not apply for minor status with the Bloustein School. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better can be counted toward the minor program of study. Students may only take on ONE minor at the Bloustein School.

 


 

Certificate Programs

The Bloustein School offers a variety of Public Health certificates. Certificates are awarded only with, or subsequent to receiving a bachelor’s degree. Awarded certificates appear on the student’s transcript. Students must declare their intention to pursue a certificate program with the Bloustein School prior to their last semester of study in order to qualify to receive a certificate.

 

Contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

 


 

Articulated 3-1-1 Program (BA or BS/MPH)

Exceptional, well-prepared students from any major with at least 60 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.2, and who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Rutgers School of Public Health are encouraged to seek advising about the articulated (BA or BS/MPH) program.

 

Contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

 


 

*General Education Requirements (24 cr)

Course

Credits

Course Number

Expository Writing or equivalent

3

FULFILLED BY PREREQUISITE

An intensive writing course

3

FULFILLED WITHIN THE MAJOR

College-level math

3

FULFILLED BY PREREQUISITE

Science

3

FULFILLED BY PREREQUISITE

Science

3

FULFILLED BY PREREQUISITE

Arts & Humanities

3

 

Arts & Humanities

3

 

History

3

 

 

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For additional information on about the Bloustein School's undergraduate programs, please contact either of our counselors:

Christina Miller
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
Bloustein School Civic Square Building; Room 183
Phone: (848) 932-2726
Email: undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu

LaToya Fendrick
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
Bloustein School Civic Square Building; Room 189
Phone: (848) 932-2701
Email: undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu