The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares students to meet the challenging and changing demands of leadership within healthcare organizations, systems, and facilities. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills from a variety of disciplines; including healthcare, public health, health information management, and business. Skills in communication, organizational management, leadership, critical thinking, and practical decision making are pertinent competencies which apply to the healthcare administration field. The healthcare administration degree program consists of core courses in the key areas of accounting, legal and ethical principles, reimbursement methodologies, delivery systems and documentation, economics and finance, compliance, quality and safety, research management, and strategic planning and marketing, and informatics and analysis.  This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare operations within healthcare facilities and systems.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes::

  • Evaluate and develop solutions and strategies for complex problems within the healthcare industry.

  • Analyze healthcare issues and policies and develop strategies for maintaining quality, safety, and value of healthcare programs.

  • Implement process improvement tools to identify problems and improve processes within healthcare programs.

  • Apply ethical standards for decision-making in healthcare organizations.

  • Assess contemporary and future marketing strategies to achieve organizational goals.

  • Assess technologies and healthcare informatics for implementation in healthcare organizations.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required63
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements24
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Scientific Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Fundamentals of Programming
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Introduction to Statistics
Math for Liberal Arts Majors
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (63 semester hours)

HIMA100Medical Terminology3
PBHE111Introduction to Health Care Administration3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
PBHE112Health Services Organization3
PBHE215Healthcare: Moral Issues3
HIMA240Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies3
HIMA250Healthcare Delivery Systems and Documentation3
HCAD300Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare3
COLL300Research, Analysis, and Writing3
HCAD301Healthcare Principles and Policies3
HCAD302Healthcare Quality and Safety3
MGMT311Organizational Behavior3
PBHE315Health Economics and Finance3
HCAD400Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare3
FINC405Budget Development and Execution3
HRMT407Human Resource Management3
HIMA410Informatics and Analytics3
PBHE413Special Operations in Emergency Medical Services3
HIMA460Healthcare Data Management and Governance3
Total Semester Hours63

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

HCAD498Senior Seminar in Health Sciences (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 13
Total Semester Hours3

Electives (24 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.