Minor Programs of Study

The Bloustein School welcomes students in any Rutgers-New Brunswick major to consider our minor programs of study. Students admitted to Rutgers by the Bloustein School are now allowed to major/minor within the school’s programs.

Students should declare a minor with their matriculating school. They need not apply for minor status with the Bloustein School. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better can be counted toward the minor program of study.

Download the Minor Programs brochure

501: Health Administration Minor (18 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in business; economics; human resource management; information technology & informatics; labor studies & employment relations; nursing; organizational leadership; psychology; pre-medicine/dental; public health; social work; and more.

Students seeking the Health Administration minor must complete three core courses and three 300-level or higher 501 course code electives, excluding 775:395, 775:450 and 775:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 501:203 Introduction to Health Administration (3)
  • 501:260 Health Care Systems (3)
  • 501:333 Financial Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)
  • Three upper-level electives with course code 501 (9)

Health Administration minor flow sheet (PDF)

762: Planning and Public Policy Minor (24-25 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in economics; labor studies & employment relations; political science; pre-law; social justice; geography; sociology; urban planning and design; and more.

Students seeking the Planning and Public Policy minor must complete three core courses and five elective courses in course code 762, four of which must be 300-level or higher, excluding 775:395, 762:400 and 762:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 775:101 Introduction to Planning, Policy and Health (3)
  • 775:205 Basic Statistical Methods (4) or equivalent (3-4)
  • 220:102 Intro to Microeconomics (3)
  • Five electives with course code 762, four of which must be upper level (15)

Planning and Public Policy minor flow sheet (PDF)

832: Public Health Minor (24 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in environmental policy, institutions & behavior; exercise science; food science; health administration; kinesiology & health; nursing; nutrition; psychology; pre-medicine/dental; social work; social justice; and more.

Students seeking the public health minor must complete three core courses and five 832 elective courses in 832, three of which must be at the 300-level or higher, excluding 775:395, 775:450 and 775:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 832:201 Principles of Public Health (3)
  • 832:212 Introduction to Health Disparities (3) or 832:240 Global Health Perspectives (3)
  • 832:335 Epidemiology (3)
  • Five electives with course code 832, three of which must be upper level (15)

Public Health minor flow sheet (PDF)

833: Public Policy Minor (21-22 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in criminal justice; economics; labor studies & employment relations; pre-law; political science; sociology; women’s & gender studies; and more.

Students seeking the public policy minor must complete four core courses and three elective courses in 833, two of which must be at the 300-level or higher, excluding 775:395, 775:450 and 775:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 775:101 Introduction to Planning, Policy and Health (3) – Effective Fall 2019 Introduction to Public Policy (10:833:102) will replace 10:775:101
  • 775:205 Basic Statistical Methods (4) or equivalent (3-4)
  • 833:210 Principles of Public Policy (3)
  • 833:220 Public Economic Policy (3)
  • Three electives with course code 833, two of which must be upper level (9)

Prior to Fall 2019: Public Policy minor flow sheet (PDF)

Fall 2019 and later: Public Policy minor flow sheet (PDF)

843: Public Administration & Management Minor (21 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in criminal justice; economics; human resource management; labor studies & employment relations; pre-law; political science; social work; and more.

Students seeking the public administration and management minor must complete five core courses and two elective courses in 843, which must be at the 300-level or higher, excluding 762:400, 762:499, 775:395, 775:450, and 775:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 775:207 Accounting for Professionals, or 33:010:272 Intro to Financial Accounting (3)
  • 843:209 Principles of Public Administration and Management
  • 762/833/843:210 Principles of Public Policy (3), or 790:342 Public Administration: Policy Making (3)
  • 843:313 Government Budgeting and Finance (3)
  • 843:315 Administrative Law and Ethical Management (3)
  • Two electives (6)

Public Administration and Management minor flow sheet (PDF)

971: Urban Planning & Design Minor (18 cr) – as of  Fall 2018

This minor is well-matched to majors in art history; civil engineering; environmental science; geography; landscape architecture; sociology; and more.

Students seeking the urban planning and design minor must complete three core courses and three 300-level or higher 971 electives, excluding 971:395, 971:403, 971:404, and 971:405, which are open to majors only.

  • 971:201 Introduction to Urban Planning and Design (3)
  • 971:202 Designing Healthy Cities (3)
  • 971:315 Fundamentals of Urban Planning and Design (3) *New*
  • Three upper-level 971 (or substituted upper-level 762) electives, as above (9)

Urban Planning and Design minor flow sheet (PDF) 

975: Urban Studies (18 cr)

This minor is well-matched to majors in sociology; economics; labor studies & employment relations; political science; pre-law; social justice; geography; psychology; ethnic studies; public health; urban planning and design; and more.

Students seeking the Urban Studies minor must complete one core course and five elective courses, four of which must be 300-level or higher, excluding 762:400, 762:499, 775:395, 775:450, and 775:499, which are open to majors only.

  • 10:975:101 Introduction to Urban Studies (3) – will be offered in spring 2019
  • Five electives (15) – please see minor flow sheet for options

Urban Studies Minor Flow Sheet (PDF)


The Bloustein School allows students to double major or major/minor across programs. Students in SAS, SEBS and any other professional school need permission from their dean’s office. Please note the requirements will not overlap.