Health Management and Policy

Undergraduate Program

Learn to think critically about health across all ages, health disparities and health equity in one of the few accredited undergraduate public health programs in the country.

By choosing health management and policy major option, you will learn about managing public and private public health – and health care programs and agencies – and how to analyze public health policies.

Dig into the business side of financing and delivering health services and consider adding a Certificate in Gerontology.

The program is right for you if you want to manage health programs in a wide range of institutions, both public and private, and if you are interested in the business associated with the delivery and financing of health services.

You also may earn a Certificate in Gerontology.

Future Students

Visit Undergraduate Academic Advising to pursue this program.

Knowing your passion is easy.
Finding your purpose is better.

"I am so glad one of my passions has a name -- public health."
Yesina Castro, 2013

What is public health?

Public health professionals promote and protect the health of people and communities – where they live, learn, work and play. The ways in which they do that are as unique as the professionals themselves. See "What is public health?" for details.


This major option is also available 100% online through OSU Ecampus, ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


Online program details

Undergraduate Mission

Health Management and Policy faculty train students for entry level positions in public health and health care entities in both domestic and international contexts. Students learn the management skills, fundamentals of public health and policy analysis skills to contribute to innovative solutions to the challenges facing public health and health systems. The undergraduate academic experience is enriched by close ties to working health care managers.


Current Students

Courses offered

Use the OSU academic catalog to view courses offered in the program.


Course requirements

Use an option sheet to track your progress in completing course requirements.


Sample Degree Maps

Degree maps are guides to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.


Academic advising

Schedule an advising appointment.


Additional resources


Accelerated Graduate Program

HMP Undergraduates may also apply to the MPH (HSP Option) program early through the Accelerated Graduate Program. Students who are accepted take graduate classes during their senior year and apply those credits to both their undergraduate and graduate program requirements.


Honor society

Upsilon Phi Delta

The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of public health administration. Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.45 or higher who are in good standing in the HMP program and community.