Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Combine your love of health care with expertise in business and management. Our degree in healthcare administration prepares you to manage a team of professionals and lead a variety of facilities.
Prepare for a career as a leader in the health care workplace with a degree in healthcare administration. This program blends traditional with accelerated courses, with online options that fit your busy lifestyle. Small class sizes increase your opportunity to network and receive personal guidance from our expert faculty.
As part of your mandatory internship in health care administration, you’ll work alongside practicing health care leaders to perform management tasks and projects. Many students find that this hands-on experience opens new job opportunities upon graduation. After completing the program, you’ll be prepared to work in an entry-level management or professional position. You’ll also be able to pursue graduate studies in business, health care administration or public health.
Applicants must have completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including:
- 4 units of English
- 3 units of social studies
- 3 units of mathematics (2 of which are algebra)
- 2 units of science with a related laboratory or an equivalent (1 of which must be biology).
Post-secondary college-level equivalents will be considered to fulfill the high school requirements.
Applicants must also demonstrate satisfactory achievement on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered by the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing Assessment (ACT) administered by the American College Testing Program. These exams are not required if more than two years have elapsed since either graduation or earning of the GED.
Preferred applicants will have:
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or greater in secondary education
- SAT combined reading and math score of 1000 or better
- A composite ACT score of 21 or greater
- Additional factors considered in the competitive admission process include rank in class, academic performance in secondary or post-secondary math and science courses, community service and health care related service.
Transcripts of students who have earned post-secondary credits will be reviewed to determine which course(s) may be transferred into PA College to meet the requirements of the program.
Current students and alumni who have graduated within the last year can contact the Office of Admissions using the form below for a quick application.
Sciences and Humanities Requirements (70 credits)
|BIO 105||Human Biology||3|
|BIO 185 or BIO 230||Microbiology or Immunology||3|
|BIO 250||Nutrition for Life||3|
|Social Sciences Courses||Credits|
|ECO 150||Survey of Economics||3|
|ECO 310||American Health Care System||3|
|ECO 350||Economics of Health Care||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3|
|SOC 100 or SOC 200||Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity||3|
|SOC 300||Social Problems||3|
|Mathematics/Computer Science Courses||Credits|
|MAT 140 or MAT 150 or MAT 160||Introduction to Statistical Thinking or Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or College Algebra or any college-level math class||3|
|CMP 150||Digital Foundations Seminar||3|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|ENG 201||Contemporary Oral Communication||3|
|ENG 300||Advanced Composition for Health Care||3|
|ENG 310||Business Communication||3|
|HUM 210 or Humanities Elective||World Religions or any Humanities course||3|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|PHI 330||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|SPA 150 or any foreign language||Introduction to Medical Spanish or any foreign language||3|
|General Elective Courses||Credits|
|Any 300-400-level course||3|
|Total Combined Credits||70|
Health Care Administration, Health Sciences and Interprofessional Collaborative Requirements (50 credits)
|Health Care Administration Core Courses||Credits|
|HCA 200||Principles of Health Care Administration||3|
|HCA 301||Health Care Marketing||3|
|HCA 305||Data Analysis||3|
|HCA 335||Human Resources in Health Care||3|
|HCA 340||Legal Issues in Health Care||3|
|HCA 350||Leading Change in Health Care||3|
|HCA 400||Health Information Management||3|
|HCA 410||Health Care Quality||3|
|HCA 415||Health Care Finance||3|
|HCA 420||Health Care Planning and Policy||3|
|HCA 448||Introduction to Internship||1|
|HCA 449||Internship in Health Care Administration||2|
|Health Sciences Core Courses||Credits|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 300||Organizational Behavior||3|
|HSC 322||Teaching and Learning||3|
|Interprofessional Collaborative Courses||Credits|
|IPC 302||Introduction to Capstone||1|
|IPC 401||Research in Health Care||3|
|Total Combined Credits||120|