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

Public Policy for Transfer Students (Direct Admit to EJBSPPP)

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional 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 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. Please visit the school's website at https://bloustein.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. For the most current configuration of courses for this major, please see the school's website.

PUBLIC POLICY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 
Prerequisites (12-13 credits) 
Expository Writing (3)
A 200-level or higher basic statistics course (3)
American Government (3)
Introduction to 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
10:775:450  Leadership Seminar (3) Open to majors only
10:775:499  Professional Practice Internship* (6) Open to majors only
  
Electives (15 credits)
15 additional credits of electives in 833.

General Education Requirements (27)
Please utilize Degree Navigator to choose general education courses.

*Students qualifying for departmental honors may replace 775:499 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

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 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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