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Public Policy for Transfer Students (Direct Admit to EJBSPPP)

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students. For admissions requirements and academic policies, please visit the professional schools site http://ucc.rutgers.edu/professional-schools and click on Academic Policies (policy opens in a PDF format).

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 in 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 by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

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. Rutgers students seeking a school-to-school transfer apply here. Non-Rutgers students apply here. Contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

Only courses with C or better may be counted toward the major requirements. Upon completing the major, all general education requirements, and 120 credits in good academic standing, the student will receive the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree from the Bloustein School.

PUBLIC POLICY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisites (12-13 credits)
Expository Writing (3)
A 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3)
American Government (3)
Microeconomics (3)

Major Requirements (43 credits)

Core (28 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
10:833:361 Managing People and Organizations
10:833:362 Nonprofit Management
10:775:395 Research Methods (4) Open to majors only
10:775:499 Professional Practice Internship* (6) Open to majors only
10:775:450 Leadership Seminar (3) Open to majors only

Electives (15 credits 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)

Public Management (15 credits)
10:762:317 Urban Municipal Management (3)
10:843:315 Administrative Law and Ethical Management (3)

The following three courses (one fulfills the core requirement and the other two fulfill the concentration):
10:833:360 Principles of Public Management (3)
10:833:361 Managing People and Organizations (3)
10:833:362 Nonprofit Management (3)

*Students qualifying for departmental honors may replace 833:400 with 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.



General Education Requirements (24 credits)


Course
Credits
Note

Expositor 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 and Humanities
3

Arts and Humanities
3

History
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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