Bachelors of Science in Health Admistration

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

A healthcare administration education combines a passion for health care with expertise in business and management.

Health care leaders are critical team members in every type of care setting. They ensure that care is delivered efficiently and effectively, while also meeting the goals of patients and their loved ones.

If you have a mind for business, our healthcare administration program will teach you how to put it to use for a variety of health care organizations. Most of the healthcare administration courses are offered in an accelerated online format, making completing your healthcare administration degree flexible and convenient.

You’ll also gain practical, hands-on experience during a required internship, where you’ll be coached and mentored by a current health care leader.
If you are currently licensed or otherwise credentialed as a health care clinician (e.g. LPN, RT, RCP, etc.) and you are looking to advance into health care leadership, please view the page for our Bachelor’s in Health Science degree.


Through learner-centered educational approaches, we develop students for success in healthcare administration practice, instill passion for the profession, and promote a commitment to life-long learning.


Our graduates transform healthcare through a commitment to compassionate service and innovation.


Our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. See more accreditation information


Science and Humanities Requirements Total Credits: 64

Science CoursesCredits
BIO 105Human Biology (with Lab)3
BIO 185 or BIO 230Microbiology or Immunology3
BIO 250Nutrition for Life3
BIO 380Epidemiology3
Total Credits12
Social Sciences CoursesCredits
ECO 150Survey of Economics3
ECO 310American Health Care System3
ECO 350Economics of Health Care3
PSY 100General Psychology3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
SOC 300Social Problems3
Total Credits18
Mathematics/Computer Science CoursesCredits
MAT 100 or
MAT 150 or
MAT 160
Quantitative Reasoning & Skill or
Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or
College Algebra or
Any college-level math class
MAT 260Statistics3
Total Credits6
Humanities CoursesCredits
CSS 101College Studies Seminar3
ENG 100English Composition3
ENG 202Advanced Communication3
ENG 300Advanced Composition for Health Care3
ENG 310Business Communication3
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
PHI 330Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Humanities ElectiveAny course with an ECO, HUM, or PHI Prefix3
Total Credits22
General Elective CoursesCredits
Any course3
Any 300 to 400-level course3
Total Credits6
Total Combined Credits64

Health Care Administration, Health Sciences and Interprofessional Collaborative Requirements Total Credits: 56

Health Care Administration Core CoursesCredits
HCA 200Principles of Health Care Administration3
HCA 301Health Care Marketing3
HCA 305Data Analysis3
HCA 335Human Resources in Health Care3
HCA 340Legal Issues in Health Care3
HCA 350Leading Change in Health Care3
HCA 400Health Information Management3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 415Health Care Finance3
HCA 420Health Care Policy and Planning3
HCA 448Introduction to Internship1
HCA 449Internship in Health Care Administration2
PHS 220Introduction to Public Health3
Total Credits36
Health Sciences Core CoursesCredits
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 300Organizational Behavior3
HSC 402Healthcare Leadership3
Total Credits7
Interprofessional Collaborative CoursesCredits
IPC 302Introduction to Capstone1
IPC 322Teaching and Learning3
IPC 401Research in Health Care3
IPC 447Project Management3
IPC 450Capstone3
Total Credits13
Total Combined Credits120

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