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Human Health and Economics Joint Major

An innovative interdisciplinary major designed to equip students with the skills to understand, evaluate, and analyze healthcare systems and health policy. And preparing them for a variety of health-related careers.

This 45-credit hour course of study combines empirical methods, economic reasoning, and the study of human behaviors in an effort to understand how humans interact with the health care system and the promotion of public health within communities.

Students will have the foundation to pursue a range of professions, including:

  • Health policy analysis
  • Health care consulting
  • Health care administration and management
  • Health care informatics

The Economics-Human Health joint major is a great option for pre-health, especially Emory pre-med students, to add a breadth of knowledge to their medical education. Students interested in law school or the pursuit of an MPH degree are also strong candidates for this program.

Required Foundational Courses

  • HLTH 210 Intro to Predictive Health
  • HLTH 250 Foundations of Global Health
  • HLTH 306 Designing Health Research
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 220 Probability & Statistics for Economists
  • ECON 320 Econometrics

Relevant HLTH Courses

  • HLTH 333 American Healthcare Ethics
  • HLTH 370 Health Policy
  • HLTH 373 Delivering Health

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