Program of Study

Undergraduate Program


The HPA Minor requires the following four courses (3 hrs each),
plus one elective, for a total of 15 credits.
Please note prerequisites include an Applied Statistics course and ECN 150.

Required courses:

HPA 150: Introduction to Public Health
Offered fall semester only

HES 360: Epidemiology
(Prerequisite: an applied statistics course)
Offered both fall and spring semesters

ECN  240: The Economics of Health and Medicine
(Prerequisite: Economics 150, an applied statistics course)

HPA 250:Internship in Health Policy and Administration
Arranged and approved by Director to be carried out senior year

HPA electives include, but are not limited to: (choose one)

Anthropology 362: Medical Anthropology
History 339: Health Cure in American Society
Biology 396: Biomedical Ethics
Humanities 390: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Aging
Philosophy 161: Medical Ethics
Health and Exercise 312: Exercise and Health Psychology
Sociology 335: Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology 336: Sociology of Health Care
Women’s Studies 321: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women’s Health Issues
Psychology 322: Psychopharmacology

Other electives may be approved by the Director if deemed to be relevant to the minor.

Suggested Schedule:

Since many of the required courses involve prerequisites, students should plan ahead
to ensure they can meet all of the requirements in four years.

The following schedule suggestions may be helpful:

First Year: Lower Division requirements, including  prerequisite ECN 150.

Sophomore Year: Prerequisite Applied Statistics.
(Various department courses, depending on major.
Applied statistics course that includes using SPSS is preferred.)

Junior Year: HPA 150 (offered only in fall semesters),  HES 360 (spring semester), elective (either semester). 

Senior Year: ECN 240 (offered only in fall semesters), HPA 250 (spring semester),
HES 360 (fall semester), elective (either semester).