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.
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
Biology 396: Biomedical Ethics
Health and Exercise 312: Exercise and Health Psychology
History 339: Health Cure in American Society
Humanities 390: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Aging
Philosophy 161: Medical Ethics
Psychology 322: Psychopharmacology
Sociology 335: Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology 336: Sociology of Health Care
Women's Studies 321: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women's Health Issues
Other electives may be approved by the Director if deemed to be relevant to the minor.
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).