The Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration provides students with knowledge and experience in the dynamic and fascinating world of healthcare management. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and the need for talented, qualified managers/administrators in the field is ever-growing. This degree program is designed to provide an overview of the healthcare industry while helping students understand the challenges facing this industry worldwide. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to global, social, regulatory, ethical and economic issues related to health risk, prevention, policy, and services. This degree is part of the Department of Business and Economics, which allows students to develop communication, leadership, and management skills through traditional business disciplines. Throughout their studies, students will have opportunities to discuss ethical and moral decisions in the healthcare industry through the use of experiential learning, both in the classroom and in industry, use critical thinking, problem solving and analytical abilities to promote decision making and problem-solving, understand the needs of patients and families, and advocate for change when necessary.
The courses required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration provide an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare including the business of healthcare and a broader understanding of global health, access to care, disease, and prevention. This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level leaders and managers of facilities in the healthcare industry. Eligible students are encouraged to consider the Joint Bachelors/Master’s Degree program leading to a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, or an MBA.
Please note, students majoring in Health Care Administration and Management will be required to take HCA320 Financial Management in Health Care, HCA350 Health Care and Medical Ethics and HCA225 Health Care Law instead of MGT270 Financial Management, MGT300 Ethics for Business and MGT403 Business Law.
Healthcare Administration majors complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses (see page 45 ), 1-17 elective credits, and 67-68 credits of major courses.