Public Policy (833, 833D)

SAS Students (833)

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences who wish to pursue the Public Policy 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 policy major. The degree is awarded jointly by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences.

 

Prerequisites (12 cr)

  • 01:220:102 Intro to Microeconomics (3)
  • 01:355:101 Expository Writing (3)
  • 10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods (4) or pre-approved equivalent (3)
  • 01:790:104 American Government (3)

 


 

Direct Admit Students (833D)

Students seeking the Public Policy 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 (12 cr)

  • Expository Writing (3)
  • A 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3)
  • American Government (3)
  • Microeconomics (3)

 



Public Policy (833 and 833D) Major Requirements (43 cr)
Starting June 1, 2015
Core (31 cr)

  • 10:762:101 Introduction to Planning, Policy and Health (3)
  • 10:833:210 Principles of Public Policy (3)
  • 10:833:215 Writing, Reasoning and Public Policy (3)
  • 10:833:220 Public Economic Policy (3)
  • 10:833:300 Writing for Professionals (3)
  • One of the following (3):
    • 10: 833:360 Principles of Public Management or
    • 10: 833:361 Managing People and Organizations or
    • 10:833:362 Non-Profit Management
  • 10:833:395 Research Methods (4) – Open to majors only
  • *10:833:400 Professional Practice Internship (6) – Open to majors only
  • 10:833:450 Leadership Seminar (3) – Open to majors only

 

Electives (12 cr in one of the following concentrations)**

Poverty and Inequality

  • 10:833:230 Global Poverty (3)
  • 10:833:225 U.S. Education Policy (3)
  • 10:833:231 Poverty in the United States (3)
  • 10:833:310 U.S. Housing Policy (3)
  • 10:833:324 Social Movements (3)
  • 10: 833:331 U.S. Social Policy (3)
  • 10:833:335 Gender, Family and Public Policy (3)
  • 10: 833:419 Immigration Policy (3)
  • 10:762:307 Community Development (3)

 

Health and Environment

  • 10:833:302 Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3)
  • 10: 833:338 Health and Public Policy (3)
  • 10:833:340 Aging and Public Policy (3)
  • 10: 833:416 Mental Health and Society (3)
  • 10:832:212 Health Disparities (3)
  • 10:832:235 Urban Health (3)
  • 10: 832:320 Protecting Public Health and the Environment (3)
  • 10: 832:350 Drugs, Culture and Society (3)
  • 10:832:405 Cancer and Society (3)

 

*Students qualifying for departmental honors may replace 833:400 with 833:495,496 Public Policy Honors Thesis I and II (3,3) or 833:497, 498 Bloustein Honors Research (3,3)

 

**Students may create their own public policy concentration (such as military policy, science policy, or technology policy) with written pre-approval from the undergraduate director. 

 


 

Public Policy Minor (21-22 cr)

Students must complete 12-13 credits of required courses, and three elective courses (6 credits total). Students should declare the Public Policy minor with the School of Arts and Sciences; 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. Students may only take on ONE minor at the Bloustein School.

 

  • 10: 762:101 Introduction to Planning, Policy and Health (3)
  • 10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods or equivalent (3-4)
  • 10:833:210 Principles of Public Policy (3)
  • 10:833:220 Public Economic Policy (3)
  • At least three of the following courses:
    • 10:833:230 Global Poverty (3)
    • 10:833:231 Poverty in the United States (3)
    • 10:833:225 U.S. Education Policy (3)
    • 10:833:302 Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3)
    • 10:833:310 U.S. Housing Policy (3)
    • 10:833:324 Social Movements (3)
    • 10:833:331 U.S. Social Policy (3)
    • 10:833:335 Gender, Family and Public Policy (3)
    • 10:833:338 Health and Public Policy (3)
    • 10:833:340 Aging and Public Policy (3)
    • 10:833:416 Mental Health and Society (3)
    • 10:833:419 Immigration Policy (3)

 


 

Articulated 3-1-1 Program (BS/ MPP)

Exceptional, well-prepared students who wish to pursue graduate studies in Public Policy are encouraged to seek advising about the 3-1-1 master of public policy (MPP) program.

 


 

*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

 

Science

3

 

Arts & Humanities

3

 

Arts & Humanities

3

 

History

3

 

 

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