BBB and Health Services Management Minor

The BBB Program and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School have jointly sponsored this effort. 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 BBB Program and four from Wharton. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements. Students must have a minimum of 3 courses that they count towards the minor and 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, BBB majors declaring this University minor can count only two non-College classes within the 36 for the degree. These students must complete a total of 38.5 credits for their degree.

Students interested in the minor should contact Ms. June Kinney in the Health Care Systems Office at or in her office 205 Colonial Penn Center (3641 Locust Walk) for advising and signature before declaring the minor with the BBB Office. Download Application for a Minor.

Wharton Required Courses

HCMG 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 202 The Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
HCMG 203 Clinical Issues in Health Care Management: Doctors, Patients, and Managers in Modern Society
HCMG 204 Comparative Health Care Systems
HCMG 211 The Law of Health Care in America
HCMG 212: Health Care Quality and Outcomes: Measurement and Management
HCMG 213 Health Care Management and Strategy
HCMG 215 Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry
HCMG 216: Health Insurance and Health Care Strategy
HCMG 250: Health Policy: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health System

HCMG 352: Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach

HCMG 391: Special Topics: Health Care Entrepreneurship

BBB Required Courses

BIBB 109 - Introduction to Brain and Behavior, is a pre-requisite for all upper-division BBB courses and must be taken before additional BBB coursework.

Three (3) additional BBB courses

BIBB 040 - Sleep (Frosh Seminar- students taking BIBB 040 cannot also use BIBB 240 towards their minor requirements)
BIBB 050 - Forensic Neuroscience (Frosh Seminar)
BIBB 060 - Music and the Brain (Frosh Seminar)
BIBB 150 - Sex and Human Nature
BIBB 160 - ABCS of Neuroscience
BIBB 217 - Visual Neuroscience
BIBB 227 - Physiology of Motivated Behaviors
BIBB 231 - Animal Behavior: Evolution of Behavior
BIBB 233 - Neuroethology
BIBB 235 - Neurobiology of Behavior
BIBB 240 - Human Chronobiology and Sleep
BIBB 247 - Neuroscience and Society
BIBB 249 - Cognitive Neuroscience
BIBB 259 - Human Memory
BIBB 260 - Neuroendocrinology
BIBB 269 - Autonomic Physiology
BIBB 270 - Drugs, Brain and Mind
BIBB 310 - Lab in the Structure of Nervous System
BIBB 350 - Developmental Neurobiology
BIBB 399 - Independent Research
BIBB 417 - Visual Processing
BIBB 420 - Smell and Taste
BIBB 421 - Human Brain Imaging
BIBB 430 - Neurobiology of Autism
BIBB 440 - Addiction Neuroscience
BIBB 442 - Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
BIBB 451 - Behavioral Genetics
BIBB 460 - Neuroendocrinology Seminar
BIBB 469 - Stress Neuroscience
BIBB 470 - Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders
BIBB 473 - Neuroeconomics
BIBB 475 - Neurodegenerative Diseases
BIBB 479 – Neural Systems & Behavior
BIBB 480 - Biological Basis of Psychiatric Disorders
BIBB 481 - Behavioral Pharmacology
BIBB 482 - Clinical Psychopharmacology
BIBB 492 - Experimental Methods in Synaptic Physiology
BIBB 499 - Senior Honors Thesis
BIBB 585 - Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience