Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed to address the growing need for well-prepared, entry-level health care administrators. The objective of the program is to provide you with the foundation to work within the health care industry as well as prepare you to pursue entry-level supervisory roles in health care organizations.
The curriculum is designed to help you gain a strong foundation in the core disciplines of health care administration, including content knowledge and skills in the areas of administration and management, and understand important concepts and processes. Coursework teaches foundational knowledge and skills as well as overall concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could prepare you to pursue a leadership career in health administration in the public sector or private industry. The program is taught by faculty with real-world knowledge and experience and helps you develop expertise in core health areas.
If you are interested in pursuing entry-level management positions in health care administration, you may be an ideal candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program. Upon graduation, you could pursue administrative positions within the health care industry in organizations such as: insurance companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, and other types of health organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program could also provide an educational foundation if you plan on pursuing a master's degree in order to apply for executive health care positions.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in the health sciences, consider an accelerated master's degree option. Refer to the general Progression Requirements section for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Knowledge Base: Demonstrate a sound foundational knowledge and understanding of principles and practice in health care regarding administration, management, law, economics, and policy.
- Research Methods and Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate competency in industry-specific knowledge and skills related to research methods, critical thinking, and problem solving in health care settings.
- Interdisciplinary Integration: Apply principles of management needed to work in teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making.
- Operations: Apply best practices in decision making within the functional areas of health care management.
- Health Care Administration: Demonstrate an understanding of the forces impacting health delivery systems and the effective and efficient management of health care.
- Ethics and Professionalism: Analyze the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health care administrative practice.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
You will be withdrawn from the program if unable to successfully complete HA499 Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration on the second attempt.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Science for Everyday Life|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|HA405||Leadership and Ethics in Health Care||6|
|HA415||Health Care Policy and Economics||6|
|HA425||Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement||6|
|HI300||Information Technology and Systems for Health Care||6|
|HS410||Organization and Management for Health Care||6|
|HS440||Finance for Health Care||6|
|HS450||Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care||6|
|100/200/300/400 Level||Major Electives||12|
|HA499||Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration||6|
|Total Major Requirements||60|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Open Electives 1||87|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||87|
Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated master's degree option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate electives.