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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Programs of Study Public Policy - School of Arts and Sciences Students  

Public Policy - School of Arts and Sciences Students

The public policy major prepares students for entry-level jobs in government, politics, and public affairs within public, nonprofit, or private sectors or for graduate education in law, public administration, public affairs, and public policy.

The major introduces students to the use of analytical techniques to better understand public problems and evaluate alternative solutions to those problems. Examples include income inequality, health care reform, climate change, and immigration policy. The major leads to the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree awarded jointly by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) 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 prerequisite courses and be in good academic standing. Applications maybe obtained from the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.

Only courses with C or better may be counted toward the public policy major. For the most current configuration of courses for this major, please see the school's website.

PUBLIC POLICY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisites (12/13 credits)
01:355:101  Expository Writing (3)
10:775:205  Basic Statistical Methods (4) or preapproved 200-level equivalent (3)
     Introduction to Microeconomics (3) or
     Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3)
01:790:104  American Government (3)

Major Requirements (28 credits)

Core (31 credits)
10:833:210  Principles of Public Policy (3)
10:833:215  Writing, Reasoning, and Public Policy (3)
10:833:220  Public Economic Policy (3)
10:775:300  Writing for Professionals (3)
One of the following (3):
          10:833:360  Principles of Public Management (3)
          10:833:361  Managing People and Organizations (3)
          10:833:362  Nonprofit Management (3)
10:775:395  Research Methods (4) (Open to majors only)
10:775:450  Leadership Seminar (3) (Open to majors only; minimum of 85 credits)  10:775:499  Professional Practice Internship* (6) Prerequisites: 10:775:395 Research Methods and 10:775:450 Leadership Seminar (Open to majors only)

Electives (15 additional credits of electives in 833)

*Students qualifying for departmental honors (3.4 or higher) may replace 10:775:499 with 10:833:495,496 Public Policy Honors Thesis I and II (3,3) or 10:833:497,498 Bloustein Honors Research (3,3)

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

PUBLIC POLICY MINOR (21-22 credits)
For the most current configuration of courses for this minor, please see the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.

10:775:205  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:
          10:833:225  U.S. Education Policy (3)
          10:833:230  Global Poverty (3)
          10:833:231  Poverty in the United States (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  Women, Inequality, 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 (B.S./M.P.P.)

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 (M.P.P.) program.


 
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