Health Policy and Management, A.S.-B.S.P.H.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Health Policy and Management B.S.P.H. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 1, 33
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (1 course from a discipline other than economics; see UGETC list below)3
One of: 34
MAT 172
Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P) 2
MAT 263
Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P) 2
MAT 271
Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 2
MAT 272
Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 2
UGETCMathematics (2nd course; see UGETC list below)4
BIO 111General Biology I (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103) 1, 34
BIO 112General Biology II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 104)4
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 43
Total Hours11

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 1, 33
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 2, 34
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours60

Required in the major.


Counts in the major.


Prerequisite for the major.


All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

EPID 600Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health 1, 23
HPM 341Information Systems, Technology, and Tools in Health Care 13
HPM 350Introduction to the U.S. Health System I 13
SPHG 351Foundations of Public Health 13
Lifetime Fitness1
Minor course #1, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours16

Semester 6

HPM 320Introduction to Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care 13
HPM 340Foundations of Health Care Financial Management 13
HPM 352Introduction to the U.S. Health System II 13
SPHG 352Public Health Systems and Solutions 14
Minor course #2, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours16

Semester 7

BIOS 600Principles of Statistical Inference 1, 43
or ECON 400 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Data Science and Econometrics
HPM 310Introduction to Health Law and Ethics 13
HPM 330Introduction to Health Organization Leadership, Management, and Behavior 13
HPM 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internship in Health Policy and Management 1, 32
HPM 691HIDEAs in Action General Education logo Honors Research I 53
Minor course #3, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours17

Semester 8

HPM 351Politics, Public Health, and Health Policy 13
HPM 697Health Policy and Management BSPH Capstone 13
HPM 692HIDEAs in Action General Education logo Honors Research II 53
Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15

Required in the major.


EPID 600 is strongly recommended in the junior year, but may be taken in the senior year.


HPM 393 is completed during the summer between the Junior and Senior year.


BIOS 600 or ECON 400 can be taken any semester in the Junior or Senior year.


Course not required to complete the major, but if student wishes to complete an honors thesis, these are the recommended terms in which to complete HPM 691H and HPM 692H.

IDEAs In Action Requirements: HPM 691H fulfills RESEARCH, HPM 692H fulfills RESEARCH.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC EMES 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.


Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.


Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.


ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.