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Healthcare Management & Policy

Previously called the Bachelor of Science in Public Health: Health Administration Major.

Careers in health care include more than doctors, nurses, and other clinical professions.  Healthcare administrators are needed to navigate complex issues of healthcare policy and practice.  Health Administration students develop organizational, managerial, and leadership skills to prepare them to take roles in public, private, or nonprofit sectors of healthcare policy and planning.

Is this a pre-med major?

Health Administration is a major intended for individuals who want to learn about healthcare policy and administration.  IU doesn't have a specific pre-med major, though specific coursework is generally required by most medical programs.  Any student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or any health field is encouraged to work with the Health Professions and Pre-Law Center to develop a plan for undergraduate coursework and post-graduation plans. 

What coursework do I need for this degree?

Major Courses for Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Important to Note: In Summer 2011, IUB implemented new General Education requirements.  Students already admitted to IUB prior to summer 2011 (even if they were not yet admitted to SPEA) will continue to follow our existing degree requirements; requirements for students admitted to IUB summer 2011 and later will utilize the new requirements that take the new campus GenEd into account.

General Education Requirements for students matriculating to IUB prior to summer 2011

General Education Requirements for students matriculating to IUB summer 2011 and later

What kinds of career could I expect with a Health Administration major?

SPEA is fortunate to have a dedicated Office of Career Services to help you plan your career after SPEA. Take a look at what real SPEA students have gone on to do with a major in Health Administration!