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Degree: Bachelor of Science

Integrating business, liberal arts, and health sciences into a concentration on health care management

You might like this program if you

Enjoy business administration or management and want your focus to be in the health care industry.

Want to become a health care provider and have a solid understanding of business principles in order to manage your practice.

Have an interest in working in government at the state or federal level to improve the delivery and economy of health care.

Seek to improve access to health care for underserved populations.

Types of classes you’ll take

  • Health Systems Management
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Health Care Information Technology
  • Health Services Policy Issues
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • for Health Services
  • Human Resource Management in Health Care
  • Health Economics
  • Health Care Payment
  • Population Health
  • Comparative Health Systems

Possible careers

  • Insurers
  • Health Care Consulting
  • Federal/State/Local Governments
  • Public Health
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Health Services Research or Policy
  • Allied Health
  • Physician Practices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Long-term Care Facility Management
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Whatever your interests, whichever direction you want to go—business, science, medicine, healthcare, social science—the Penn State College of Health and Human Development has programs and options that lead to a future where you can do good work, and work while doing good.