(501) Direct AdmitPlanning and Public Policy
(762) SAS Students
(832) SAS and SEBS Students
(832D) Direct Admit
(833) SAS Students
(833D) Direct Admit
**Pending State Approval**
(971) SAS Students
(971D) Direct Admit
None of the above majors can be combined as double majors or as major/minor combinations.
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
- employment and social policy
- human services
- transportation policy and planning
- housing and real estate
- urban redevelopment
- regional development and planning
- nursing home administration
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 is also distinctive in its simultaneous focus on graduate and undergraduate education.
Intellectual and Communication Skills
- Critical Thinking
Students will develop their critical thinking skills by reading, discussing and evaluating information about issues related to planning and public policy.
Students will present their internship experience and capstone research papers as oral presentations in an open venue.
- Mathematical Reasoning and Analysis
Students will develop and apply concepts from research methods and basic statistics to critically analyze information as it applies to planning and public policy.
- Scientific Inquiry
Students will develop a research question and write a coherent, well-organized capstone paper about a topic related to planning or public policy.
- Information and Computer Literacy
Students will develop research and computing skills that allow them to create and use existing databases to analyze information related to planning and public policy.
- Critical Thinking
Professional Development & Ethics
Students will integrate and apply concepts from earlier coursework in a contracted internship experience with a health care, planning or public policy agency. Students will complete at least one human subjects certification program.