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2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Policy and Management

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Bachelor of Science 

The Health Policy and Management Program offers a course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The program prepares undergraduate students for entry level positions in health services management, health policy making, and public health practice and also provides a strong foundation for graduate study. Required coursework builds on the student’s liberal arts background and fosters the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and health care. It seeks to develop future decision makers and leaders who will navigate the complexities of the health care system with competence and compassion.

The program’s interdisciplinary perspective offers a unique training ground for those who will lead in the development of healthier communities through professional practice, research, and service. Our curriculum recognizes the need to balance theory with practice and provides for a structured field experience during the senior year. This required internship affords students an opportunity to develop and practice professional skills under the direction of an on-site preceptor and a faculty supervisor.

Graduates of the Health Policy and Management Program at Providence College work in many different areas both within and outside of the health care industry. In recent years our graduates have found employment in government, hospital administration, health insurance, health information technology, health law, health care financial management, human resources management, pharmaceutical sales and product development, practice management, public health, quality improvement, and research and teaching.

Suggested Sequence

Freshman Sem. 1

Freshman Sem. 2

Sophomore Sem. 1

Sophomore Sem. 2

Junior Sem. 1

Junior Sem. 2

  • 3 Credits
  • Philosophy Elective (Ethics) 3 Credits

  • Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits

  • Free Electives (1) 3 Credits

  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits

Senior Sem. 1

Senior Sem. 2


*HPM 240 meets the general degree requirement for a social science. A student may choose to use it as such and take one additional free elective.

Additional Information

Three elective courses (nine credits) must be taken outside the HPM major. Three electives (nine credits) must be from among HPM offerings. The remaining free electives may be chosen from any area, including HPM. Thus a student will complete a minimum of 10 courses within the major.

Faculty advisors will recommend elective choices based on the student’s intellectual, academic, and career interests.

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