Welcome to the Health Administration and Policy Program!
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The Health Administration and Policy Program (HAPP) offers three tracks of study for majors; Health Administration, Health Policy, and Public Health. HAPP students come to UMBC from a diverse set of backgrounds, and this diversity provides for a rich university experience.
Many HAPP majors go directly into the workforce after graduation. Students have gone on to work in the non-clinical medical setting in hospitals and care facilities, government organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private healthcare related jobs. Frequently these positions are the result of the required HAPP internship. Many students also go on to pursue graduate degrees in health administration, health policy, and public health. We also have a HAPP minor that can be a rewarding compliment to many majors such as Biology, Emergency Health Services, Information Technology, and Political Science, among others.
HAPP students are able to apply for an accelerated BA/MA with the graduate program in Applied Sociology, and an accelerated BA/MPP with the graduate program in Public Policy. Accelerated programs allow a student to take graduate level course as an undergraduate, and count three to four classes toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree.
You can also refer to the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog for further information about the academic program and course descriptions for the Health Administration and Policy Major.
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