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
|BIO 105||Human Biology (with Lab)||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 100 or|
MAT 150 or
|Quantitative Reasoning & Skill or|
Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or
College Algebra or
Any college-level math class
|CSS 101||College Studies Seminar||3|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|ENG 202||Advanced Communication||3|
|ENG 300||Advanced Composition for Health Care||3|
|ENG 310||Business Communication||3|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|PHI 330||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|Humanities Elective||Any course with an ECO, HUM, or PHI Prefix||3|
|General Elective Courses||Credits|
|Any 300 to 400-level course||3|
|Total Combined Credits||64|
Health Care Administration, Health Sciences and Interprofessional Collaborative Requirements Total Credits: 56
|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|
|PHS 220||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|Health Sciences Core Courses||Credits|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 300||Organizational Behavior||3|
|Interprofessional Collaborative Courses||Credits|
|IPC 302||Introduction to Capstone||1|
|IPC 322||Teaching and Learning||3|
|IPC 401||Research in Health Care||3|
|IPC 447||Project Management||3|
|Total Combined Credits||120|
Ready To Learn More?
Our admissions counselors can help provide more information on healthcare administration prerequisites, healthcare administration qualifications, and healthcare administration careers! Get more information about PA College by submitting the form below. You’ll also receive a promo code that waives our application fee — so you can apply for FREE.
Meet Your Academic Team
“Supporting our students with a team approach!” – The BSHA Program Director, Dana Costea, left, with Academic Advisor, Milena Vulopas, right.
Not sure if this is the right program for you?
Meet Your Faculty
Dana Costea, PhD
Associate Professor & BSHA Program Director, Health Sciences FacultyView Bio
Marcy McCarty, MBA, RT(R) (N)
Program Director: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences; Assistant Professor, BSHA and BSHS programs; Faculty Advisor, Pennsylvania Gamma Chi Chapter of Lambda Nu Honor SocietyView Bio