Neuroscience and Health Care Management Minor

The undergraduate Neuroscience Program and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School jointly sponsor this minor. The objective is to provide students with exposure to two related areas: study in neuroscience and behavioral biology, as a leading example of the bioscience enterprise, and health services management, as the environment in which science innovation must be developed and managed. The minor consists of eight courses, four from the Neuroscience Program (4cu) and four from Wharton (4cu). Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements. Students must have a minimum of 8cu and 3cu of the courses that they count towards the minor may not towards any other major of minor.

The College requires that students take sixteen courses in the College beyond those that are in their major. Thus, Neuroscience majors declaring this University minor can count only 2 non-College credits within the 36 for the degree. These students must complete a total of 38 credits for their degree if no other non-College courses are taken.

Students interested in the minor should complete the following steps in order:

1. Download the Minor Application (Download Application for a Minor), complete it, and save the file as "NHMG Minor [LastName]".

2. Students should contact Joanne Levy in the Health Care Management Office at or in her office 214 Colonial Penn Center (3641 Locust Walk) for advising and approval.

3. Students should make an appointment with a Neuroscience advisor during advising hours.

4. After meeting with both Wharton and Neuroscience advisors, students should make an official request to declare the major on the College website at


Wharton Required Courses

HCMG 1010/101, Health Care Systems, is a basic course and would ordinarily be taken first in the sequence of health management course (although it is not technically a prerequisite for other HCMG courses).

Three additional Wharton/HCMG courses

HCMG 2020/202 The Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
HCMG 2040/204 Comparative Health Care Systems
HCMG 2130/213 Health Care Management and Strategy
HCMG 2150/215 Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry
HCMG 2500/250 Health Policy: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health System
HCMG 3220/322: The Health Care Ecosystem: Evolution, Structure and Current Issues
HCMG 3330: Leading the Health Care Workforce
HCMG 3520/352 Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach
HCMG 3570/357 Health Care Data and Analytics
HCMG 3910/391 Special Topics: Health Care Entrepreneurship

Students may also take MBA level courses towards their three electives, providing they satisfy the necessary prerequisites and are admitted to the course. Note that seating is limited, and only courses with open seats will be available to non-MBA students. If the course is cross listed, they must take the UG section.

NRSC/BIBB Required Courses

NRSC 1110/BIBB 109 - Introduction to Brain and Behavior, is a prerequisite for all upper-division NRSC/BIBB courses and must be taken before additional NRSC/BIBB coursework.

Three additional NRSC/BIBB courses

Three Additional NRSC/BIBB Courses: Any 3* additional NRSC/BIBB courses

*Only one of these 3 additional NRSC courses may be NRSC3999 or NRSC4999 (students cannot count two semesters of research for credit towards their 3 NRSC courses)