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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Programs of Study Planning and Public Policy  

Planning and Public Policy (Formerly "Urban Studies")

The planning and public policy major prepares students for entry-level jobs in the public and private sectors, especially those in housing, transportation, and community development, and graduate education in urban planning and policy development. To pursue the major, students must apply and be admitted to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (see guidelines under Admission). Completion of the planning and public policy major leads to a bachelor of arts degree. Students seeking the minor may declare it with their colleges and are not required to apply for admission to the school.

Prerequisites for the Major in Planning and Public Policy (9-10 credits)

01:220:102 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) or01: 790:201 American Government (3)

10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning, and Health (3) ora 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3-4)

Major Requirements (34 credits)

Core Courses (16 credits)

10:762:101 Introduction to Policy, Planning, and Health (3)

10:762:395 Research Methods (4) *

10:762:499 Internship with Seminar (6) *

At least one of the following:

01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3) or 01: 355:303 Writing for Business and the Professions (3) or 01:355:315 Writing Grant Proposals (3) ora preapproved professional writing course (3)

Elective Courses (18 credits)

Students must complete 18 credits of electives, of which 12 credits must be at the 300 level or higher. Students completing a minor or second major may count only one course from that minor or major as an elective for the planning and public policy major or minor.

Any 762 course counts as an elective as do the following preapproved elective courses:

11:372:231 Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3)

11:372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3)

11:372:409 New Jersey Planning Practice (3)

11:372:411 Environmental Planning and the Development Process (3)

11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues (3)

11:374:331 Culture and Environment (3)

11:375:333 Environmental Law I (3)

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3) **

01:450:321 Geographic Information Systems (3)

Minor Requirements (24-25 credits)

10:762:101 Introduction to Policy, Planning, and Health (3)

a 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3-4)

a basic economics course (3)

Five additional 762 courses of at least 3 credits each (15 credits) excluding 10:762:395, 463,464, 490,491, and 499, which are restricted to majors only.

Planning and Public Policy Careers

Exceptional, well-prepared students from any Rutgers- New Brunswick/Piscataway school or college who wish to study urban planning are encouraged to seek advising about the 3-1-1 master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) program. Those who wish to study public policy are encouraged to seek advising about the 3-1-1 master of public policy (M.P.P.) program.

Certificate Program

Environmental Geomatics Certificate

Cook College offers a certificate in environmental geomatics that is appropriate for students interested in the further study of spatial analysis and geographic information systems. See the Cook College section of this catalog for more information.

* Course open to students in the major only.
** See prerequisites in the Cook College section of this catalog .


 
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