Thank you for your interest in the undergraduate programs at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The Bloustein School educates a select pool of students, preparing them for both public and private sector careers, teaching and research professions and service at all levels of government. Students are trained and ultimately employed in the following areas:
- land use
- political processes
- public health
- health administration
- employment and social policy
- human services
- transportation policy and planning
- housing and real estate
- urban redevelopment
- regional development and planning
As one of the strongest policy schools in the nation, the Bloustein School has the capacity to address local, state, regional, national and international policy and planning issues with expertise and credibility. The School is a leader in such areas as smart growth, transportation planning, workforce development, and environmental health, and builds on its association with research centers in related areas.
The Bloustein School provides students a unique opportunity to pursue their passion for public service and research and offers bachelor degrees in five major fields. The school also offers four minor programs. With an undergraduate population of approximately 800 students, the Bloustein School is small enough to offer students individual academic support and the focus of a professional school, but large enough for students to enjoy all the benefits, resources, and opportunities of a leading public research university.
Undergraduate students that are declared Bloustein School majors fall into one of the two following categories:
Joint Degree Students
- A Rutgers-New Brunswick student who has declared one of the Bloustein School majors while remaining in their primary unit (SAS, SEBS, SMLR, SOE, etc.)
- The student is required to complete the core curriculum of their primary unit AND the Bloustein major requirements.
Direct Admit Students
- A student that is admitted directly to the Bloustein School either by transferring from an outside school or completing a school-to-school transfer from within Rutgers.
- The Bloustein School is the students’ primary unit, so the student is required to complete the Bloustein School General Education requirements, the major program requirements, and follow the school’s academic policies and procedures.
- The Bloustein School does not require completion of a minor or second major for Direct Admit students.