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Healthcare Administration

Vision Statement

The B.S. in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) provides adult learners the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in coursework for science-based administrative positions required of today’s health professionals. The BSHA concentration is taught in a blended format that is flexible and conducive for working professionals. It is our goal to supply regional healthcare employers with competently trained administrators.

Undergraduate Curriculum

Successful completion of this program requires that students earn a total of 126 credits. The curriculum consists of a combination of general education and health courses. The remaining credits may be earned through transfer and/or elective courses.

Program Learning Goals

By the completion of the program, students will:

  • Evaluate the structure and needs of the U.S. healthcare system, including the organization and management of American hospitals
  • Demonstrate appropriate competency in oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Conduct research, drawing on and documenting a variety of sources deemed appropriate for academic work and synthesize findings in a coherent way
  • Analyze the social, legal, and economic aspects of a problem/situation in order to devise an appropriate strategy for problem-solving  
  • Develop skills to identify and coordinate ethical organizational behavior within the healthcare system
  • Apply managerial accounting and finance skills to healthcare-related tasks and initiatives

Allied Health Courses

I. General Education (36-38 credits)
PSEG 110 Foundations for Professional Writing 3
PSEG 226 Organizational Communications 3
PSPY 280 General Psychology 3
PSCM 371 Visual Communications 3
PSLS 375 Organizational Ethics 3
PSMT 221 Statistical Research Methods 3
PSMT 195 Math for the Organization Leader 3
BIOL 207 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 208 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Religion Studies
PSRL 217 Religion in the Workplace 3
PSRL 379 Religion and Popular Culture 3
PSRL 274 Religion and Social Justice 3
II. Courses in Allied Health Courses (27 Credits)
PSAH 393 Hospital Organization & Management 3
PSLS 351 Organizational Leadership 3
PSAH 395 U.S. Health Care System 3
PSEE 236 Managerial Finance 3
PSEE 239 Managerial Accounting 3
PSPY 249 Industrial Psychology 3
PSPY 381 Applied Psychology for Supervisors & Managers 3
PSLS 450 Strategic Planning 3
PSLW 365 Legal Aspects 3
III. Open Electives (63 Credits)
Total Credits 126

Courses may be reviewed as transferred credits. Upon matriculation, students are able to transfer up to 75 credits towards their Bachelor's degree after assessment from the Assistant Dean.   

BSAH Academic Plan at a Glance

First Year: Semester One Credits
PSEG 110 3
PSEG 226 3
PSRL 217 3
PSLS 375 3
First Year: Semester Two Credits
PSMT 195
PSRL 274 3
PSAH 393 3
PSLS 351 3
First Year: Semester Three Credits
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective  3
Open Elective  3
Second Year: Semester One Credits
PSPY 280 3
PSRL 379 3
PSAH 395 3
PSCM 371 3
Second Year: Semester Two Credits
PSMT 231
BIOL 207 
PSEE 236 3
PSPY 249 3
Second Year: Semester Three Credits
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Third Year: Semester One Credits
BIOL 208
PSEE 239 3
PSPY 381 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Third Year: Semester Two Credits
Open Elective 
Open Elective 3
PSLS450 3
PSLW 365 3
Third Year: Semester Three Credits
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Fourth Year: Semester One Credits
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective   3
Total number of credits: 126