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)

652: Medical Ethics and Health Policy Minor (21 credits) *NEW*

The minor in Medical Ethics and Health Policy enables undergraduate students to explore the conceptual foundations of medical ethics as well as develop an appreciation of how they inform contemporary health policy in an era of major scientific innovation, technological advances, and resource constraint.

Courses taken in fulfillment of the Medical Ethics and Health Policy minor cannot be double-counted to fulfill the requirements of a major. Credit issued only once for cross-listed courses. Not all courses are offered every semester.

  • 10:652:201 or 01:730:248 Foundations of Medical Ethics & Policy (3)
  • 10:652:301 or 01:730:348 Topics in Medical Ethics (Pre-req: 10:652:201 or 01:730:248)
  • Six credits of Ethics courses (see flowsheet)
  • Six credits of Health Policy courses (see flowsheet)
  • One additional three – credit course from either the Ethics or Health Policy lists (see flowsheet)

Medical Ethics and Health Policy 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 are allowed to declare a Bloustein School major/minor combination.

SEBS and any other professional school need permission from their dean’s office. 

Please note the requirements will not overlap.