Allegheny College Announces New Healthcare Management Major

Allegheny College is pleased to announce the addition of a new major, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, offered to new and existing students beginning in the fall 2024 semester. The program addresses growing needs in the delivery of preventive health and healthcare services, preparing students with interdisciplinary expertise across the College, including coursework in biology, business, economics, global health studies, philosophy, and psychology. 

Healthcare Management involves the study of the entire ecosystem of the healthcare industry, which includes service providers, insurers, manufacturers, non-profit institutions, and government actors. Students in this major will experience analysis of the structure of healthcare provision, public health debates, ethical issues in healthcare, and the medical and mental health terminology common in healthcare settings. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of U.S. workers employed as medical and health services managers in 2029 will likely be 32 percent higher than it was in 2019. 

“That means there are numerous full-time employment positions for individuals with an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Management,” explains Angela Haddad, provost and dean of the faculty at Allegheny College. “Using Allegheny College’s unique approach to liberal arts that focuses on major-minor combinations, students will understand theories, tools, and research methods needed to address the complex and evolving challenges within the healthcare sector.” 

In fact, an alumnus who is among those Allegheny College students who have previously designed a similar major in this area shared his perspective. “This represents a fantastic opportunity for students to get exposure to the critical issues facing our complex healthcare system, as well as gain an understanding of the public policy levers that ultimately impact health outcomes,” said Garrett Devenney (Allegheny College, Class of 2016), chief of staff at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The new major unveils in tandem with the College’s Global Health major celebrating 10 years of graduating Allegheny students.