A major in Health Care is not offered at Roanoke College.

Health Care Administration

Professor L. Lynch

The Health Care Administration concentration is designed primarily for students interested in Hospital or Health Care Administration. A major in Health Care is not offered at Roanoke College. It is likely that most of these students will pursue (eventually or immediately after graduation) a master’s degree in Hospital/Health Care Administration. Ultimately, they would be likely to work for a hospital, health maintenance organization, or public or private medical facility.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all prerequisite course work is required for admission to the Health Care Administration concentration. In addition, the student must earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all course work required to complete the concentration. The concentration is achieved by completion of the following courses:

Required Courses

ECON 120

Introduction to Economics



ECON 121 & 122

Principles, Micro, Macro

ECON 227

Health Care Economics


Ethics and Medicine

SOCI 227

Medical Sociology

BUAD 125

Accounting Principles I

BUAD 258

Information Systems I Concepts and Applications

BUAD 354

Human Resource Management

In addition, students must complete one unit from Business Administration 254 (Organizational Behavior and Management) or Psychology 250 (Industrial- Organizational Psychology) or Business Administration 416 or Sociology 416 (Internship in health care administration). Also Recommended: GST 400 (Senior Symposium: Death and Dying) and Sociology 241 (Introduction to Social Welfare).

Health Care Delivery

Professor Weiss

The Health Care Delivery concentration is designed for students interested in a career involving the delivery of health care services. It is anticipated that these students will pursue their education in medical school, nursing school, pharmacy school, a school of public health, or a school of allied health, or will pursue a career (with the undergraduate degree) in a health setting such as a medical clinic, counseling center, voluntary health agency, nursing home, or insurance company.

Required Courses


PSYC 210

Child Development;


PSYC 211 or 212

Adolescent Development; or Adult Development and Aging


PSYC 230

Abnormal Psychology



Ethics and Medicine


SOCI 227

Medical Sociology

An internship (in any discipline) in a health care delivery setting.

One of the following courses:


GST 400

Senior Symposium: Perspectives on Death and Dying, or


PSYC 260

Human Sexuality, or


ECON 227

Health Care Economics, or


SOCI 241

Introduction to Social Welfare

Recommended: An independent study (in any discipline) on a health-related topic, a second internship in a health care delivery setting, volunteer experience in a health-related setting, and additional courses related to the student’s specific interests in health.