Planning and Public Policy Certificate Programs

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs offers certificate programs for those interested in real estate, housing, community development, and land use: Community Development, Real Estate, Urban Planning and Community Sustainability. Certificate programs offered through Bloustein Undergraduate Programs are open to all Rutgers University students, including all non-Bloustein School majors and minors. Certificates are awarded only with or subsequent to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students are restricted to courses at the 300 and 400 levels.  Post-baccalaureate students may select courses from any level.

 

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Certificate Program Declaration Form

 

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Community Development Certificate (24 Credits)

 

Core Courses (6 cr)

 

Required Electives (18 cr)

 

Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Program Director

 

Real Estate Certificate (24 Credits)

 

Core Courses (6 cr)

 

Required Electives (18 cr)

 

Post-baccalaureate students may register for the following to fulfill elective credit

 

Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Program Director

 

Urban Planning Certificate (24 Credits)

The Urban Planning Certificate provides students with a concentration in core courses related to general planning, such as community growth and decline, geographic information systems, planning thought, planning law, planning support systems, smart growth, state and regional planning, sustainable development and urban revitalization.

 

Core Courses (6 cr)

 

Required Electives (18 cr)

 

Other courses may be substituted with permission of the Program Director

 

Community Sustainability Certificate (18 Credits)

The Community Sustainability Certificate provides students with an integrated approach to energy, environment and climate change, transportation, and urban redevelopment and international/global sustainability issues.

 

Core Courses (6 cr)

 

Students must complete one course in at least four of the five areas of sustainability listed below. Courses may be selected from various majors, but each course must be pre-approved by the Program Director in order to fulfill the areas of sustainability listed below. Seek advising to discuss pre-approved electives.

 

Required Electives (12 cr)