Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration and Policy, B.A.


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Offered by Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health .

The Health Administration and Policy, B.A. is designed for career-oriented students who recognize that health and health care in America are major public concerns and who plan to seek employment in one of a variety of administrative, supportive, planning and policy positions. Students may choose an undergraduate emphasis in health services administration, health policy or public health.

Students in the Health Administration and Policy, B.A. can expect to achieve the following objectives: a comprehensive understanding of health-care issues and the health care system that will underpin various educational and career goals; training in basic administrative, managerial and research skills; preparation for entry-level employment in community health and health care organizations and in support systems in the private and public sectors; and preparation for a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a health-related field.

Health Administration and Policy majors study with instructors and faculty who are working in the health-care field or who have had years of applied experience before joining the academic arena. Each instructor brings this practical understanding of the health-care field into the classroom. For qualified majors there are opportunities to work with faculty members on their personal research or to develop the student’s own research project.

This program offers tracks in the following:

Health Administration and Policy, Health Policy Track   

Health Administration and Policy, Health Services Administration Track  

Health Administration and Policy, Public Health Track  

Health Administration and Policy


Students majoring in health administration and policy must select a concentration in health services administration, health policy or public health. Course work on campus is supplemented with an internship placement in a cooperating agency or organization in the community. All students registering for the internship must participate in a professional liability insurance plan for which they will be billed separately. To the extent possible, the Internship should be related to the student’s track concentration and career interests, thereby providing an effective combination of academic and practical training. A grade of C; or better is required in all courses applied to the major.

The credit and course requirements for a HAPP program major are as follows:

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