Professional Schools' General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements (27-30 credits)

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These are automatically met by a student transferring with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Associate of Science (AS) degree from a New Jersey Community College after 2004.  For other students, including those who hold Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees or those who transfer before attaining an AA or AS degree, the requirements can be met via a combination of courses taken at a Community College and at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
 
Students who have not completed all of their general education coursework prior to transferring to Rutgers-New Brunswick are encouraged to utilize Degree Navigator to search for "double-dipper" courses.  Double-dipper courses are ones which will satisfy a general education requirement as well as a requirement for the major.
 
Please note that the general education requirements explained below are only for students who have been directly admitted into either the School of Management & Labor Relations (SMLR) or the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy (EJB).  If a student has been directly admitted into SMLR, he/she must pursue the BS in Labor and Employment relations as their primary major; if a student has been directly admitted into EJB, he/she must pursue that Direct Admit BS Program as their primary major.
 

Writing & Communication (6 credits)

All students are required to complete Expository Writing (01:355:101) plus a second course that is considered "writing intensive" for a total of 6 credits.  Students who received a score of 4 or above on the AP English Composition or Literature tests are exempted from Expository Writing (01:355:101) so long as they submit their official test scores to the University.
EJB Double-Dipper Course(s):  Principles of Public Policy (10:762:210); Writing for Professionals (10:775:300); Public Health Literature (10:832:339); Principles of Public Policy (10:833:210); Writing, Reasoning, & Public Policy (10:833:215)
SMLR Double-Dipper Course(s):  Labor and Work Before the End of Reconstruction (37:575:201); History of Labor and Work in the US 1880 to 1945 (37:575:202); Writing in Labor Studies & Employment Relations (37:575:300)
 

Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 credits)

To complete this requirement, students must complete one college-level mathematics course or a course which utilizes applied quantitative reasoning.  Such courses that utilize applied quantitative reasoning include:  accounting, finance, and other quantitative business areas.  Please note that Rutgers University does not consider Algebra courses to be "college-level" therefore, a student must complete a quantitative reasoning course that is at a higher level than algebra to fulfill this requirement.
EJB Double-Dipper Course:  Statistics for Professionals (10:762:205)
SMLR Double-Dipper Course(s):  Finance for Personal & Professional Success (37:575:250)
 

Science or Technology (6-8 credits)

To fulfill this requirement, students must complete two courses from natural science departments or from other departments that are primarily science-based as well as computer and technology-based for a total of at least 6 credits.  Such departments include: astronomy, biology, computer science, chemistry, exercise science, geography, geology, life sciences, and meteorology.
 

Social Science (3 credits)

Students must complete one course in area of social science for a total of 3 credits to satisfy this requirement.  Such areas include:  psychology, sociology, economics, foreign language, music, philosophy, and religion.  
 

Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

Students must complete one course in areas of arts and humanities for a total of 3 credits to satisfy this requirement.  Such areas include:  art, classics, English, foreign language, music, philosophy, and religion.  
 

History (3 credits)

Students must complete one course from a history department or a department that is primarily historical in nature for a total of 3 credits to fulfill this requirement.  
EJB Double-Dipper Course:  History and Theory of Urban Planning and Design (10:971:318)
SMLR Double-Dipper Course(s):  Labor and Work Before the End of Reconstruction (37:575:201); History of Labor and Work in the US 1880 to 1945 (37:575:202); Work and Labor History 1940 to the Present in the US (37:575:203); New Jersey Labor History (37:575:207); Workers' Movement in New Jersey (37:575:407)
 

Diversity (Global & Cultural) (3 credits)

Students must complete one course in areas of diversity for a total of 3 credits to satisfy this requirement.
EJB Double-Dipper Course(s):  Intro to Urban Planning and City Design (10:762:201, 10:971:201); Poverty in the US (10:762:231, 10:833:231); The Urban World (10:762:233); Community Development (10:762:307); US Housing Policy (10:762:310, 10:833:310); Urban and Municipal Management (10:762:317, 10:843:317); Protecting Public Health and the Environment (10:762:320, 10:832:320); US Social Policy (10:762:331, 10:833:331); Gender, Family, and Social Policy (10:762:335, 10:833:335); Cybercities (10:762:352); Managing People and Organizations (10:762:361, 10:833:361, 10:843:361); Demography and Population Studies (10:762:417, 10:832:417); GIS for Health and Planning (10:762:474); Principles of Public Health (10:832:201); Health Disparities (10:832:212); Urban Health (10:832:235); Global Health Perspectives (10:832:240); Principles of Health Education (10:832:241); Health and Social Justice (10:832:252);  Environmental and Occupational Health (10:832:321); Public Health Economics (10:832:332); Public Health Management (10:832:334); Health and Public Policy (10:832:338, 10:833:338); Public Health Literature (10:832:339); Drugs, Culture, and Society (10:832:350); Public Health Law and Ethics (10:832:356); Public Health Preparedness II (10:832:402); Cancer and Society (10:832:405); Culture and Health (10:832:414); Women and Health (10:832:415); Global Public Health (10:832:440); Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (10:833:302); Environmental and Land Use Laws (10:971:463)
SMLR Double-Dipper Course(s):  Intro to Labor Studies and Employment Relations (37:575:100); Work, Society, and the Quality of Life (37:575:110); Youth and Work (37:575:215); Labor Movements and Democracy (37:575:301); Comparative Social and Employment Policy (37:575:302); Black Workers in American Society (37:575:303); Latino Workers in the US (37:575:307); Working Women in American Society (37:575:309); Immigration and Public Policy (37:575:320); Women and Labor Movements: A Global Perspective (37:575:335); Social Movements, Social Change, and Work (37:575:357); Labor and Corporate Restructuring (37:575:361); Labor and the Global Economy (37:575:363); Diversity in the Workplace (37:575:364); Disability, Work, and Society (37:575:365); Asian American Workers in a Global Context (37:575:366)

**Please note that all students pursuing the Direct Admit Degree Programs through SMLR and/or EJB are required to complete a statistics/research methods course for their major.  This means that if a student's general education requirements are waived due to receipt of his/her AA or AS degree but the student did not complete a statistics/research methods course at the Community College, that student must still complete a statistics/research methods course.  In addition, students pursuing the BS in Labor & Employment Relations may have up to 6 credits of social science coursework (such as psychology, economics, sociology, etc.) applied toward their major.**