Build a Better Tomorrow

Rider University’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Policy helps students prepare for careers in health care and health care policy— one of the nation’s fastest-growing employment areas. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is illustrative of the larger, long-term need for skilled health care policy experts in the U.S. and around the world. Be part of this essential work. As a Health Care Policy major at Rider, you’ll develop the skills needed to understand and respond to the changes and challenges facing our communities.

Department of Political Science

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Major Requirements

Faculty from multiple Rider departments and programs — including political science, global studies, sociology, psychology, and environmental and health sciences — teamed up to develop unique courses designed to help students study and critically evaluate the central political, legislative, environmental, economic, global, social and ethical considerations involved in health care policy in the U.S. and around the world.

Making Your Way

An undergraduate degree in health care policy will prepare you for continued graduate study in health care policy, administration and other related fields. 

Common Careers

  • Health Care Administrator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project or Program Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Not-for-profit Administrator
  • Legislative Aide and/or Researcher

Facts & Figures

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


projected employment growth through 2030, faster than average*


is the media salary for health care policy professionals*

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Explore a World of Opportunity

As a health care policy major, you will develop an in-depth and critical understanding of the health care sector and learn the skills needed to successfully develop and implement care policy. Learning co-ops, internships and field research opportunities provide real-world experience and allow you to engage and network with policymakers in the field.


Health Care Policy (B.A.)

Olivia Newman

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Fine Arts Building

onewman [at]

(609) 896-5268

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