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Double major with health administraton?

bxbabygurl929bxbabygurl929 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited July 2011 in Other College Majors
I am considering a major in health administration but I want to take up a second major and I am stuck between sociology and psychology. Which of the two would compliment a health administration degree best? Or is there another major that would complement it more?
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Replies to: Double major with health administraton?

  • fumafoo101fumafoo101 Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    Not to take over your thread, but I'm also curious and have more questions pertaining to health care administration. I'm thinking of majoring in Health Care Administration and Psychology. I'm thinking psychology would be helpful since there is a lot of options in Health Care Administration. I asked my adviser, and she said it would be tough to double major, and that if I don't like math I shouldn't go for health care administration. Anyone with input on what type of math is involved? On the sheet I received, it had college algebra and statistics, but I know that business has more math. I took economics and I know that has math. I received an A in the course and on final, but I studied my butt off for that class because the teacher was a hard grader. Thanks for all the help in advance!
  • BowTieFrattyBowTieFratty Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    Seriously there is rarely any reason to double major. Psyc is something that is worthless as a bachelors, if you want to major in something and try to get into a PsycD program that is a whole other conversation... but it is difficult. There are few programs and tons of applicants, it is harder than med school to get into.

    I personally would not go into Health Care Administration, it has a reputation of being the major that nursing school candidates who wash out go to. I honestly do not know if this is true or not, but it has a stigma. If you really want to go this route I would look toward a Human Resources type focus of a Sociology major. With this you can always look at many different jobs (including the Health Care Administration) and will have more flexibility as well as better long range job prospects over a broader market. If you wish some day to continue your studies you are also in a good position and only two years away from the LMSW (liscensed master social worker) or MPA (Masters in Public Administration) which could lead you in many different directions.

    If you still decide that you want to pursue Psyc, it is a standard path from Soc to advanced studies in Psyc including Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as direct Psyc D or other PHD programs.
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