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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Programs of Study Public Health for Transfer Students (Direct Admit to EJBSPPP)  

Public Health for Transfer Students (Direct Admit to EJBSPPP)

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students.

The major in Public Health (832, 832D) prepares students for entry-level careers in population health and disease prevention. Public health professionals work in a wide range of services including infectious disease control; health problems of children, older adults, and the medically underserved; chronic disease management; health monitoring and surveillance; environmental/occupational health and safety; and emergency preparedness. Our students learn about the upstream factors that influence community health, particularly poverty, housing, work and unemployment, social exclusion, food security, transportation, access to health and social services, and evidence-based, data-driven decision-making.

This information in this section is for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from a two- or four-year institution outside of Rutgers University who are seeking to transfer to Rutgers University, or for those students currently holding an associate's degree from a two-year institution.

This option allows students with at least 30 credits, who are already in a career track (i.e., dental hygiene, radiation technology, medical assistant, registered nurse, or other allied health profession) or who otherwise hold an associate of arts (A.A.), associate of science (A.S.), or associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, to apply directly to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Successful applicants will have completed the prerequisite requirements with a grade of C or better in each course and have achieved an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Upon completing the major and general education requirements, the student will receive the preprofessional bachelor of science (B.S.) degree from the Bloustein School. For more information on this major, please see the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.

Prerequisites (15 credits)
Expository Writing (3)
A 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3)
One human biology course (3-4*)
One chemistry course (3-4*)
  • 160:127 Impact of Chemistry (3)
  • 160:128 Chemistry of Life (3)
  • 160:161 General Chem8istry I (4)
Major Requirements (46 credits)

Core (31 credits)
10:832:201  Principles of Public Health (3)
10:832:212  Health Disparities (3) (Open to majors only)
10:832:240  Global Health Perspectives (3)
One of the following intensive writing courses (3):
       10:775:300  Writing for Professionals (3)
       10:832:339  Public Health Literature (3) Prerequisites 10:832:201 and 01:355:101
       01:355:302  Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
       01:3555:303 Writing for Business and the Professions (3)
       01:335:315 Writing Grant Proposals (3)
10:832:335  Epidemiology (3) Prerequisites: Statistics or Precalculus and 10:832:201
10:832:356  Public Health Law and Ethics (3)
10:832:395  Research Methods (4) Prerequisites(Open to majors only) 775:205 or equivalent statistics
10:775:450  Leadership Seminar (3) Prerequisites: (Open to majors only) minimum 85 credits; pre or co-requisite Research Methods (10:775:395)
10:775:499  Internship (6) Prerequisites: 10:775:395, 10:775:450, and 100 credits*; open to majors only.
      
Required Electives (15 credits of 832 electives, 9 credits 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 seeking to replace 775:499 with 775:493, 494 Bloustein Honors Research Program (3, 3) should contact their advisor.


PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
 
Certificate programs are open to students in any major and are awarded only with, or subsequent to, receiving a bachelor's degree. Only courses with a C or better may be applied toward a certificate program. Students must declare their intention to pursue a certificate program with the Bloustein School prior to their last semester of studies in order to qualify to receive a certificate. Awarded certificates will appear on the student's final transcript. Please visit the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu for more information.

A. Health Disparities Certificate (18-credit minimum)
The Health Disparities certificate provides students with a conceptual understanding of health disparities in the United States and abroad with a focus on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender; and further offers an understanding of which groups are at higher risk of developing poor health outcomes.

Core (12 credits)
10:832:212  Health Disparities (3)                                                                              
10:832:240  Global Health Perspectives (3)    
10:832:413  Advanced Topics in Health Disparities or 01:920:335* Health and Inequality (3)
10:832:414  Culture and Health (3)                                        
 
Required Electives
(at least 6 credits)
10:832:252  Health and Social Justice (3)
10:832:253 LGBTQ Public Health (3)
10:832:302  Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3)
10:832:332  Public Health Economics (3)
10:832:338  Health and Public Policy (3)
10:832:340  Aging and Public Policy (3) or 10:762:340
10:832:341  Public Health and Aging (3)
10:832:350 Drugs, Culture, and Society
10:832:415  Women and Health (3)
10:832:416  Mental Health and Society (3)
10:832:440  Global Public Health (3)
10:832:462 Human Rights and Health (3)
10:762:230  Global Poverty (3)
10:762:231  Poverty in the United States (3)
10:762:331  U.S. Social Policy (3)
10:762:419  Immigration Policy (3)

*If you have not completed the prerequisite, please contact the instructor to request permission to enter the course after declaring the certificate. A special permission number will be issued by the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Sociology Department.

B. Public Health Advocacy/Education Certificate (18-credit minimum)
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs in conjunction with Rutgers University Health Services - Health Outreach Promotion and Education offers a certificate program in Public Health/Advocacy Education. The PHA/E certificate helps students prepare for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination by covering the requisite material in a series of related courses.

Core (12 credits)
10:832:241  Principles of Health Education (3)                                                     
10:832:345  Health Program Development (3)                                          
10:832:346  Health Program Evaluation (3)                                                           
10:832:352  Community Health Promotion (3) Prerequisite: 10:832:241
 
Required Electives(at least 6 credits)
10:832:262  Peer Education Advocacy (3)
10:832:301  Sexual Health Advocacy (3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; course not open to seniors                                 
10:832:350  Drugs, Culture, and Society (3)                                                           
10:832:351  Addictions Policy (3)                                                             
10:832:353  Science of Prevention (3) Prerequisite: 10:832:350
 
C. Public Health Management Certificate (18-credit minimum)
The Public Health Management certificate provides core skills important for government and non-profit jobs in public health, public administration, or non-profit management. Students are urged to complete Intro to Accounting, Calculus I, and Intro to Microeconomics as part of this certificate, especially if planning to obtain a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Health Administration (MHA), or related degrees.

Core (15 credits)
10:832:260  Health Care Systems (3)                                
10:832:332  Public Health Economics (3)                                    
10:832:333  Financial Aspects of Public Health (3)         
10:832:334  Public Health Management (3)
10:832:356  Public Health Law and Ethics (3)
 
Required Electives (at least 3 credits)   
10:833:360  Principles of Public Management (3)
10:833:362  Nonprofit Management (3)

 
D. Public Health Preparedness Certificate (18-credit minimum)
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Public Health offers a Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Certificate. Students are introduced to the biological, chemical, and radiological agents that have the potential to cause widespread harm to public health, as well as emergency management concepts.

Core (15 credits)
10:832:201  Principles of Public Health (3)
10:832:320  Protecting Public Health and the Environment (3)     
10:832:321  Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
10:832:401  Public Health Preparedness I (3)*                                           
10:832:402  Public Health Preparedness II (3)       
 
Required Electives
(at least 3 credits)
10:832:334  Public Health Management (3)
10:832:335  Epidemiology (3)
10:832:356  Public Health Law and Ethics (3)

*A basic biology course is strongly recommended for this course.

E. Global Health and Health Policy Certificate Program (18 credits)
The Global Health and Health Policy Certificate provides students an organized opportunity to concentrate coursework in public health and cognate disciplines on the broader intersection of health policy and global health.

Core (6 credits)
10:832:240 Global Health Perspectives (3)
10:832:440 Global Health (3)

Required General Electives (at least 12 credits)
1:420:224 French for Healthcare (3)
01:506:226 Contemporary Challenges in International Health (3)
01:508:328 History of Health and Healing in Africa (3)
01:920:335 Health and Inequality*** (3)
01:940:205 Spanish for the Health Professions (3)
01:988:407 Women's Global Health Movements (3)
01:988:417 Global Food Politics: Health Consequences (3)
01:988:413 The Global Pharmaceutical Economy and Health (3)
10:652:399 Special Topics: Ethical Issues in Global Health and Development (3)
10:762:230 Global Poverty (3)
10:762:419 Immigration Policy (3)
10:832:235 Urban Health (3)
10:832:335 Epidemiology* (3)
10:832:338 Health and Public Policy (3)
10:832:404 Emerging Infectious Diseases** (3)
10:832:405 Cancer and Society (3)
10:832:414 Culture and Health (3)
10:832:415 Women and Health (3)
10:832:462 Human Rights and Health (3) (cross-listed as 10:652:462)

*Pre-requisites: (1) 10:775:205 Basic Statistical Methods or equivalent or 10:640:115 (111 and 12) Pre-Calculus, and (2) 10832:201 Principles of Public Health or approval of the Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs.

** Pre-requisite: Epidemiology 10:832:335

***Pre-requisite: any of the following:
  • 01:920:331
  • 01:920:312
  • 01:920:313
  • 01:920:314
F. Health Policy Certificate (18 Credits)
The Health Policy Certificate provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the intersection of public health and public policy. Core courses in policy, health, ethics, and economics promote a comprehensive understanding of health policy and its relevance in the contemporary United States.

Core (9 credits)
10:501:332 Health Care Economics or
          10:832:332 Public Health Economics or
           01:220:433 Health Economics and
10:762:210 Principles of Public Policy (cross-listed with 10:883,843:210)
10:832:338 Health and Public Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:833:338)

Required Electives (9 credits)

Select one elective from each of the following:
01:730:248 Foundations of Medical Ethics and Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:652:201)
01:730:348 Foundations of Medical Ethics and Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:652:301)
10:501:356 Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
10:832:356 Public Health Law and Ethics(3)

Domains of Health Policy (3 credits)
:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3)
10:501:260 Health Care Systems (3) (cross-listed with 10:652:301)
10:501:356 Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
10:832:356 Public Health Law and Ethics (3)

Domains of Health Policy (3 credits)
:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3)
10:501:260 Health Care Systems (3) (cross-listed with 10:832:260)
10:762:331 U.S. Social Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:833:331 and 10:975:331)
10:832:201 Principles of Public Health (3)

Applications of Health Policy (3 credits)
01:920:210 Sociology of Medicine and Health Care (3)
1:920:335 Health and Inequality (3)
01:988:408 Gender, Economic Inequality and Health Care (3)
10:652:462 Health and Human Rights (3) (cross-listed with 10:832:462)
10:762:340 Aging and Public Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:832,833:340)
10:832:252 Health and Social Justice (3)
10:832:302 Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:833:302)
10:832:351 Addictions Policy (3) (cross-listed with 10:833:351

Joint BA/MPH or BS/MPH Program
Exceptional, well-prepared students with at least 60 credits and a 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 accelerated BA/MPH or BS/MPH) program. Contact ugadmissions@ejb.rutgers.edu for more information.

 
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