Health, Law & Policy


Minor in Health, Law & Policy
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)


Brian Duff

Minor Description

The Health, Law & Policy minor is designed to introduce students to the United States health care system, with a special emphasis on the public health sector.  As a minor, students are provided the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the law that governs our health care system & the politics that shape those laws.  Students completing the minor will be well positioned for expanded roles of leadership within a health provider organization or political entity charged with creating health care policy.  

Curricular Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a minor in health law & politics must have an advisor in the program and approval from the chair of the political science department.  Each student will work with a faculty advisor to design a minor consisting of six courses (18 credits) that supports the student's interests, according to the following guidelines and availability:

Program Required Courses:


PSC 325 - Politics of Public Health


Three of the following courses.  However, a student must take at least one law course and at least one political science course:




PSC 106 - Law & American Society


PSC 125 - Understanding the Law


PSC 203 - Politics of Law


PSC 210 - Constitutional Law


Political Science:


PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics


PSC 105 - Introduction to Political Science


PSC 200 -  Introduction to Political Theory


PSC 220 - Research Methods


PSC 432 - Autonomy/Politics of Reproduction


Two of the following courses:


ENG 310 - Writing & Women's Health


ANT 211 - Medical Anthropology


SOC 355 - Medical Sociology


BUEC 385 - Health Economics


HSM 370 - Law & Ethics of Health Care


PHI 406 - Human Genome Project Ethics


SOC 460 - Social Policy and Planning


PSY 235 - Health Psychology




Learning Outcomes

This minor provides students additional choices and options that are career oriented in a field that is expected to see significant growth over the next twenty years.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.

Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2015-2016 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 30, 2015.  *Addendum published January 29, 2016.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.