The interdisciplinary online BS in Health Care Policy and Management curriculum is designed to help you prepare for a career as a health care manager or administrator. Through core and elective courses and practical experiences, you will develop a deep understanding of health care systems and delivery structures. You will learn how to use business knowledge, systems thinking, and cultural humility to change health care organizations for the better. As you gain knowledge and skills specific to the business of health care, you will also prepare to be an empathetic and effective leader — focusing on vital topics such as communication, cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Key Content Areas
A Simmons education will prepare you to think and lead within your area of focus and beyond. Our undergraduate experience includes courses in a variety of key content areas — such as science, culture, social history, and the arts — that represent different ways of thinking about the world and approaching complex topics. These learning opportunities within and across disciplines prepare our graduates to solve a wide range of challenges in their lives, careers, and communities.
Like many of our students who are continuing their academic journey with Simmons, you may have transferable credits that fulfill key content area requirements. Be sure to submit all academic transcripts for review — we accept up to 96 transfer credits.
Below are the required health care policy and management courses. Some courses in this program may have prerequisites.
Health Care Policy and Management Major Courses
Introduction to Health Systems
Health Care Finance
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Epidemiology
Health Care Systems and Policy
Health, Illness, and Society
Introduction to Statistics
You will choose two elective courses from the list below.
Organizational Communication & Behavior
Addictions Assessment and Counseling
Social Welfare Policy
Introduction to Social Research
During the capstone experience, you will put your newly attained knowledge and skills to work as you complete an internship, write a research paper, and give a presentation.
Internship Seminar (capstone course: internship with research paper and presentation)