Department Affiliation: History And Political Science
The Healthcare Policy Major is a cross-disciplinary program designed for students seeking a career in the healthcare policy sector. Students will complete courses taught by political science, nursing, biology, and psychology faculty. This program will train students in both the science and politics of healthcare. Students may choose to focus on local, national or international health care policy issues. Students participate in either a travel study that involves a world healthcare issue or an internship in the healthcare field, ensuring an education in both theory and practice. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for positions with pharmaceutical companies; lobbying organizations; government agencies; and healthcare advocacy organizations.
Approved Healthcare Policy Electives (9)
Total units required for the major: 36
To be eligible to apply to the Accelerated Nursing Program, Healthcare Policy Majors must meet GPA requirements, and complete the following approved electives:
Students must complete all General Studies requirements and at least a total of 124 units to graduate.
Students wishing to minor in Healthcare Policy are required to take POL 1, BIO 10, NUR 124, POL 176 plus 4 upper division courses approved by the students' academic advisors.