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- Bachelor of Science
Overview: The health management bachelor's degree combines liberal arts, business and the study of the health care industry. The program might appeal to a traditional pre-med major; pre-law student who wants to focus on health; or student who enjoys being part of a health care system but doesn't want to care for patients. It is also good preparation for advanced training in health administration, health policy, public health, nursing, allied health professions and masters in business administration.
Curriculum: Students in the program study accounting, health care economics, health care finance, health care operations management, hum resources management and information technology. The degree offers a specialized track for pre-med students that includes the rigorous traditional pre-med science requirements and health management classes. Pre-medical students also can double major in a traditional science program and the new undergraduate School of Public Health degree.
Faculty: Classes for the health management major are taught by the same faculty as SLU's master of health administration program, which ranks 9th nationally among graduate programs in health care management.
Careers: The program prepares students for entry- and mid-level careers with health care non-profits, such as the American Red Cross, hospitals, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, community health organizations, medical practice management, or government.