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Allegheny College announces new healthcare management major

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | March 14, 2024 HTM
Meadville, PA – March 13, 2024 – Allegheny College, one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold, is pleased to announce the addition of a new major, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, offered to new and current 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, Garrett Devenney (Class of 2016), 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 Devenney, chief of staff at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the primary agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

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

About Allegheny College
Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2024 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate research and creative activities.

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