Minor in Health Policy and Management

The minor in Health Policy and Management provides the student with a basic understanding of the organizational, management, economic, and financial structures, as well as the legal, ethical, and governmental policy of the health care industry. Appropriate candidates for this minor will include students seeking to pursue careers in health management and policy in any of a variety of health care organizations and public settings, working in the legal, management, or policy making aspects of the health care sector; or those wanting to have an augmentation to their health sciences, nursing, pre-med, psychology, public administration, social welfare, or business undergraduate degrees.

Students will learn about the societal context of various healthcare delivery systems and the major issues and challenges affecting the healthcare industry. They will study the skills required to be a competent, ethically aware healthcare manager who is focused on the needs of patients, clients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.