Recommended Academic Plan for Health Policy and Administration (H P A at Commonwealth Campuses)

Effective Summer 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
ECON 102 (GS) - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102 (GS)

ECON 102 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities

3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 001 (GS) - Introduction to American National GovernmentNotes for: PL SC 001 (GS)

PL SC 001 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences

3
STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) - Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250 (GQ)

STAT 250 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
3
3
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A (GWS) - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 202D (GWS) - Effective Writing: Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D (GWS)

ENGL 202D (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CMPSC 101 (GQ) - Introduction to C + + ProgrammingNotes for: CMPSC 101 (GQ)

CMPSC 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CMPSC 102 - Introduction to Visual ProgrammingNotes for: CMPSC 102

CMPSC 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 203 (GQ) - Introduction to Spreadsheets and DatabasesNotes for: CMPSC 203 (GQ)

CMPSC 203 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
H P A 101 - Introduction to Health Services OrganizationNotes for: H P A 101

H P A 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 210 - Health Care PaymentNotes for: H P A 210

H P A 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 310 - Health Care and Medical NeedsNotes for: H P A 310

H P A 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
400-level Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
H P A 211 - Introduction to Healthcare Financial ManagementNotes for: H P A 211

H P A 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 301W - Health Services Policy IssuesNotes for: H P A 301W

H P A 301W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 332 - Health Systems ManagementNotes for: H P A 332

H P A 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 390 - Professional Development in Health Policy and AdministrationNotes for: H P A 390

H P A 390

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 15

Summer

Course DetailsCredits
H P A 395 - Field Experience in Health Policy and AdministrationNotes for: H P A 395

H P A 395

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 3

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Course DetailsCredits
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-
Total credits -

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
H P A 311 - Population Health and HealthcareNotes for: H P A 311

H P A 311

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 400-Level CourseNotes for: H P A 400-Level Course

H P A 400-Level Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 400-Level CourseNotes for: H P A 400-Level Course

H P A 400-Level Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level Supporting Course

400-Level Supporting Course

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
H P A 455 - Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health ServicesNotes for: H P A 455

H P A 455

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
H P A 400-Level CourseNotes for: H P A 400-Level Course

H P A 400-Level Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level Supporting Course

400-Level Supporting Course

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

LIMITATIONS ON SOURCE AND TIME FOR CREDIT ACQUISITION Per Senate policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Most majors in Health and Human Development require students to complete up to 24 credits for the major through courses taken at University Park. Courses taken at other Penn State campuses may not be counted toward this 24 credit minimum.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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