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Health Policy and Administration (H P A) - Archive

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2002

Health Policy and Administration (H P A) - Archive

University Park, College of Health and Human Development

PROFESSOR S. DIANE BRANNON, Head of the Department

This major helps prepare students for management and policy positions or graduate study in the field of health care. Students in the major develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand the complex societal problem of providing access to quality health care at reasonable cost. All Health Policy and Administration students complete an internship in health care setting, giving them valuable experience and contacts in the industry. HPA students study a multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares them to work in many health care organizations including hospitals, physician practices, nursing facilities, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies. Some HPA graduate works in policy positions for state and federal government, trade associations, and policy research organizations. HPA students have also used the degree to prepare for graduate study in business, law, medicine or allied health fields, health administration, health services research or policy, and public health.

The requirements for the major are outlined below. Students may select courses in the Supporting Courses and Related Areas category to fulfill requirements for a minor, to develop a specialization, or for admission to medical, dental, law, or other graduate schools. For the B.S. degree in Health Policy and Administration, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

TO VIEW THE Health Policy and Administration Minor (H P A)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 16-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79-81 credits)
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)[1]
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), SOC 023 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
H P A 101(3), H P A 301(3), H P A 310(3), H P A 332(3), H P A 394W(3), H P A 395(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-20 credits)[1]
STAT 200 GQ(4) or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
FIN 100 or INS 301(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 9 credits from H P A 401(3), H P A 410(3), H P A 420(3), H P A 431(3), H P A 433(3), H P A 440(3), H P A 442(3), H P A 445(3), H P A 447(3), H P A 450(3), H P A 455(3), H P A 460(3), or H P A 497 (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
(Must include at least 9 credits at the 400 level)
Select 18 credits from University-wide offerings on department list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from non-H P A college-wide offerings on department list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in economics and/or political science on department list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

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[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 26-06-059

Review Date: 11/01

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