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Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences (known formerly as Health Policy and Management — HPM) has prepared students for challenging careers in the health care industry — health services management, health policy-making, and public health practice — and has provided a strong foundation for graduate study.

We offer two bachelor of science degrees (Health Sciences and Health Policy and Management) and provide a unique training ground for those who will lead in the development of healthier communities through professional practice, research, and service. Many students choose to combine a major in health policy with a major or minor in accounting, business studies, global studies, political science, public and community service, psychology, or sociology.

Our department recognizes the need to balance theory with practice and provides for a structured field experience during the senior year. This affords students an opportunity to develop and practice professional skills under the direction of a real-world professional and a faculty supervisor.