Health Policy

The health policy emphasis prepares graduates to be decision makers, critical thinkers, and future leaders in both the public and private sectors of the health system. The health care industry offer students a vast array of opportunities. Since the health care industry represents nearly one-seventh of the entire US economy and is still growing, job opportunities are excellent. Such opportunities are with the state and local health departments, hospital systems, government agencies, health insurance companies, research institutions, and consulting firms, to name a few.

Health Policy Emphasis Courses

  • HSA-405 Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends (3 credits)
  • HSA-406 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care (3 credits)
  • HSA-414 Health Care Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credits)
  • HSA-420 Health Care Planning and Marketing (3 credits)

Public Health Core Courses

  • PH-190 Intro to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-195 Global Health Issues (3 credits)
  • PH-401 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PH-409 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PH-415 Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • PH-425 Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PH-480 Programs, Problems, and Policies in Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-488 Internship (1 credit)
  • PH-490 Integrative Experience (3 credits)
  • PH-360 Community Health and Social Justice (3 credits)
  • NUTR-304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (3 credits)

12 hours from the following Courses

  • GT-401 Biology, Health, and Aging (3 credits)
  • GT-402 Social Aspects of Aging (3 credits)
  • PHIL-121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHIL-316 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC-229 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-460 Aging: The Individual & Society (3 credits)
  • SOC-230 Social Problems (3 credits)
  • EDUC-385 Multicultural Understanding (3 credits)
  • HE-100 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
  • COMM-380 Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
  • COMM-410 Health Communications (3 credits)
  • ETH-200 Social Justice Movements (3 credits)
  • GWS-101 Gender and Women’s Studies (3 credits)

Required General Education Choices for Public Health Major

  • PSYC-121 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-105 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

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