Bachelor's - Health Care Management & Policy
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management & Policy is a four-year program that develops the foundation of a career in health services administration through a well-designed education.
Focus on the role of health care systems and policy in improving the health of individuals and their communities
Examines the organization, delivery, and policy issues of the U.S. health care system
Two tracks: health administration and health policy analysis
Experiential internships in health quality or health policy
- Pre-med and study abroad opportunities
Health Policy Analysis
Students within the health policy analysis track are motivated by a desire to make change. This track emphasizes public health, economics, policy analysis, statistics, and finance. Students are exposed to how the government operates and how policy is developed around the country's healthcare system.
The track in health administration is a curricular option for students seeking a broad understanding of complex health systems; it builds on core academic disciplines and deepens students’ knowledge of health systems. Students in the health administration track are motivated by a desire to improve health and health care.
The Health Care Management & Policy Honors Program is designed to recognize students of Health Care Management & Policy with a proven record of achievement and to give them the opportunity to deepen their analytical skills. Students in the Honors Program will work under the guidance of a faculty member to analyze an issue of importance to contemporary health policy or management.
Students in the health care management & policy program are required to participate in an internship during their senior year. Interns are assigned to senior executives of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital who introduce the practical aspects of working on issues and projects focused on achieving the highest possible quality of care. The internship requires a minimum of sixteen hours a week throughout the semester and the completion of a senior project that is presented to the class.