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Healthcare Policy


Welcome to the Healthcare Policy Major!

The Healthcare Policy Major is a cross-disciplinary program designed for students seeking a career in the healthcare policy sector. Students will complete courses taught by political science, biology, and psychology faculty. This program will train students in both the science and politics of healthcare. Students may choose to focus on local, national or international healthcare policy issues, and will participate in either a travel study that involves a world healthcare issue or an internship in the healthcare field, ensuring an education in both theory and practice.

Students may combine the major with minors offered in our department including Pre-Law and International Relations. This academic training will prepare students well for work in the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies, advocacy organizations, or graduate work.

The Global Healthcare Policy Concentration is an option for Healthcare Policy Majors. The Global Healthcare Policy Minor may be coupled with any major.

The Healthcare Policy major is a unique opportunity for undergraduates in what is the fastest growing employment field in the nation. I invite you to review our requirements, and contact me to discuss your future.

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Dr. Lia Roberts
Department Chair
Department of History and Political Science


Jackie Filla

Jackie Filla
Advisor for the Healthcare Policy Major
Department of History and Political Science

Degree Requirements

Global Women in STEM and Policy (GWSTEM)

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The Global Women in STEM and Policy Undergraduate Research Training Honors Program (GWSTEM URTP) trains cohorts of undergraduate women to conduct basic and applied research in both the sciences and social sciences with a focus on global and interdisciplinary approaches. This program is a reflection of the Mount's mission and strategic plan to empower women, engage in a global environment, and to increase undergraduate research opportunities. Take courses in Policy and STEM. Engage in Summer Research Abroad!

Open to Majors in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Global Politics


Dr. Lia Roberts -
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Download GWSTEM Poster (PDF)