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Tasked with coordinating a wide variety of activities that are vital to the delivery of health services and programs, health administrators and policymakers play key roles in their respective industries.

As a Health Policy and Administration (HPA) major, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the factors influencing health policy and learn how crucial these factors are to effective health administration.

Focused on developing graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and values appropriate to work in entry-level management or policy-related positions — or for the pursuit of graduate education in health policy, health law, health services research, public health, and other health-related fields — Penn State's HPA department has over 50 years of experience teaching undergraduates about healthcare. Students develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand the complex societal challenges associated with providing widespread access to quality health care at a reasonable cost.