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

Health Care Administration

Assistant Professor Kassens

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

BUAD 215 Accounting Principles I
BUAD 254 Organizational Behavior and Management
BUAD 258 Information Systems I
ECON 120 Introduction to Economics or
ECON 121 & 122 Principles, Micro, Macro
ECON 227 Health Care Economics
SOCI, PHIL 223 Ethics and Medicine
SOCI 323 Health, Illness and Healing

In addition, students must complete one unit from Psychology 250 (Industrial-Organizational Psychology) or Business Administration 354, 416 or Sociology 416 (Internship in health care administration).

Health Care Delivery

Assistant Professors S.Anderson and Morris

The Health Care Delivery concentration is designed to provide multidisciplinary exposure to a variety of perspectives, content, and practices related to the provision of health care services. It is anticipated that upon graduation concentrators will pursue their education in a health professional school (for example, in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, veterinary, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and medical social work) or pursue a career (with the undergraduate degree) in a health-related setting such as a medical clinic, counseling center, voluntary health agency, family planning clinic, nursing home or health insurance company.

Required Courses

The concentration is obtained by completion of six courses that fulfill the following requirements. No more than three courses may be drawn from any one discipline.

One developmental psychology course:
PSYC 210 (Child Development) or
PSYC 211 (Adolescent Development) or
Psychology 212 (Adult Development and Aging) or
Psychology 215 (Child and Adolescent Development)
SOCI/PHIL 223: Ethics and Medicine
SOCI 323: Health, Illness, and Healing

An internship in a health-related setting (typically taken in the student’s major field) and

Two additional courses from the following list selected in conjunction with the student’s major and concentration advisors:

BIOL 230: Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 235: General Microbiology
BIOL 315: Genetics
BIOL 370: Immunology
CHEM 240: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
CHEM 341: Biochemistry
CHEM 370: Environmental Chemistry
ECON 227: Health Economics
ENVI 130: Introduction to Environmental Studies OR
ENVI 200: Environmental Science
HHP 207: Health Fitness Concepts/Applications
HHP 301: Personal and Community Health
HHP 335: Coordinated School Health Programs
PSYC 230: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 260: Human Sexuality
PSYC 270: Drugs and Behavior
SOCI 241: Introduction to Social Welfare
SOCI 337: Environmental Sociology

A health/medicine-related intensive learning course or special topics course (in any discipline) and/or an independent study or honors project (in the student’s major field) may be counted toward completion of the two elective courses with approval of the concentration advisor.