The minor in health and social policy introduces students to the context and process for public policymaking in health care and social services. Students will examine the current environment for health and social policy, learn the basic elements of the public policymaking process, and apply this knowledge in a practical research endeavor. This minor is a joint program offered by the Department of Health Administration and Policy and the Department of Social Work. This minor is not intended to be for students with a major in health administration as many of the required courses overlap with the required minor coursework.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students should complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students should be familiar with university-wide requirements for minors described in AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 18
Students will take five (5) core courses and one (1) elective course in an area of health and social policy interest.
|HAP 301||Health Care Delivery in the United States||3|
|HAP 312||Healthcare Law||3|
|or SOCW 400||Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services|
|HAP 442||Introduction to Health Care Politics and Policy||3|
|GCH/SOCW 445||Social Determinants of Health||3|
|HAP 445||Introduction to Health Services Research||3|
|or SOCW 471||Research in Social Work|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Substance Use, Misuse, and Disorder: Programs and Policies|
|Child and Family Welfare|
|Introduction to Gerontology|
|Global Health Interventions: History and Systems 1|
GCH 405 requires a prerequisite course: GCH 205 Global Health (Mason Core)