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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Programs of Study Urban Planning and Design  

Urban Planning and Design

The urban planning and design major prepares students for entry-level positions in the planning sector and graduate studies in city and regional planning. Students learn graphic communications, video software, geographic information systems, and web communication. They help design, promote, and administer plans to address issues involving land use, zoning, transportation, infrastructure, housing, community facilities, and more. Studios allow students to conduct field and observational studies and surveys, and analyze data that evaluate community demands for land uses and services.

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences who wish to pursue the urban planning and design major must apply for admission to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade of C or better in each of the prerequisite courses and be in good academic standing. Applications may be obtained from the school's website. Please visit the school's website for more information at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.
 
Only courses with a C or better may be counted toward the major. The degree is awarded jointly by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences. For the most current configuration of courses for this major, please see the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu.

URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 
Prerequisites (12-13 credits)
01:355:101  Expository Writing (3)
01:775:205  Basic Statistical Methods (4) or preapproved equivalent (3-4)
01:220:120  Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
01:920:101  Sociology (3)
 
Major Requirements (51 credits)
One of the following:
    10:971:201  Introduction to Urban Planning and Design (3)
    11:550:231  Social and Cultural Issues in Environmental Design (3)
    10:971:202  Designing Healthy Cities (3)
    10:971:314  Graphic Communication for Planners (3) 
    10:971:315  Introduction to GIS (3)
    10:971:316  Introduction to Site Planning and Urban Design (3) Prerequisite: 10:971:201
    10:971:318  History and Theory of Urban Planning and Design (3)
One of the following:
    10:762:317  Urban Municipal Management (3)
    10:762:360  Principles of Public Management (3)
    10:971:363  Planning Administration and Practice (3)
One of the following:
    10:762:307  Community Development (3)
    10:762:413  Urban Revitalization (3)
One of the following:
    10:971:472  Transportation Planning (3)
    10:762:473  Transportation Policy (3)
    10:971:395  Methods of Planning Analysis (3) (Open to majors only)
    10:971:403  Advanced Graphic Communication (3) Prerequisites: 10:971:201 and 10:971:316
    10:971:404  Planning and Design Studio I (3)  Pre- or corequisite: 10:971:403
    10:971:405  Planning and Design Studio II (3) Prerequisite: 10:971:404
    10:971:463  Environmental and Land Use Law (3)

Three 3-credit electives from the following and/or the approved program list (see adviser) (9)
10:971:298  Independent Study (3)
10:971:299  Independent Study (3)
10:971:400  Internship (3) Prerequisites: 10:971:395, senior status, and a faculty sponsor
10:971:485  Independent Study (3) Prerequisites: senior status and a faculty sponsor
10:971:486  Independent Study (3) Prerequisites: senior status and a faculty sponsor
10:971:497  Bloustein Honors Research (3) Prerequisites: senior status and a faculty sponsor
10:971:498  Bloustein Honors Research (3) Prerequisites: senior status and a faculty sponsor

URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN 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 study in order to qualify to receive a certificate. Awarded certificates will appear on the student transcript. Please visit the school's website at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu for more information.

A. Urban Planning Certificate (24 credits)

10:762:201  Introduction to Urban Planning and Design (3)

10:762:316  Introduction to Site Planning and City Design (3) Prerequisites: 10:762:201 and 10:971:314

18 credits from the following:

10:762:202  Designing Healthy Cities (3)
10:762:307  Community Development (3)
10:762:310  U.S. Housing Policy (3)
10:762:314  Graphic Communication for Planning (3)
10:762:317  Urban Municipal Management (3)
10:762:352  Cybercities (3)
10:762:413  Urban Revitalization (3)
10:762:420  GIS for Health and Planning (3)
10:762:448  Historic Preservation (3)
10:762:472  Transportation Planning (3)
10:762:474  Tourism Planning (3)
10:843:209  Principles of Public Administration and Management (3)
Other courses may be substituted with the permission of the program director.


Articulated 3-1-1 Program (B.S./M.C.R.P.)


Exceptional, well-prepared students who wish to pursue graduate studies in urban planning are encouraged to seek advising about the 3-1-1 master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) program.
 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or colonelhenry.rutgers.edu.
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