The 20-unit minor in health administration provides students a background in administration and management issues in the rapidly expanding field of health care. They develop the skills necessary to pursue health-related management opportunities in the for-profit, nonprofit and governmental sectors.
***To ensure completion of minor on time, make sure to complete the required courses before taking the elective courses, and take note of which semester the PPD courses are offered because not all PPD courses are offered every semester***
Health Administration minors are required to take the following courses:
PPD 325 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management: 4 Units (Fall, Spring)
Learning the institutions of health care delivery and financing; evaluating key health policy issues; understanding and using economic, statistical and mathematical tools as ways to inform health policy issues.
PPD 330 Introduction to Healthcare Systems: 4 Units (Spring)
Concepts and determinants of health and illness; health care delivery organizations and programs; the role of the administrator; issues in health care financing and access; quality evaluation; future trends.
PPD 413 Administration of Healthcare Organizations: 4 Units (Fall)
Theory and practice; role of governing bodies, medical staffs and quality review committees; current trends; community responsibility; regulatory and oversight agencies.
Students are required to select two courses from the following:
For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.
To declare this minor program, please click here.
To learn more about this minor program or to declare it, please contact:
Sarah Esquivel, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admission
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 111
Los Angeles, California 90089-0626