May 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Healthcare Management (Bachelor of Science)


The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program is an interdisciplinary program that combines traditional management coursework with elements of related fields like public health and healthcare policy. The 126-credit program presents a business practitioner-focused curriculum that gives students an understanding of the healthcare industry, preparing them to succeed as they move into their three week and semester long internship and eventually into a professional career.

Students with a BS in Healthcare Management will be able to pursue careers in hospitals administration, public health, rehabilitation administration, insurance underwriting, medical and health service managers, social service managers, healthcare analysts, healthcare communications in for profit and nonprofit organizations as well as government agencies.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-128


First Year - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Second Year - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Third Year - Credits: 31-33


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Healthcare Management Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Fourth Year - Credits: 30


  • Healthcare Management Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic foundations of the US healthcare industry including healthcare policy and regulations
  • Demonstrate sound management practices, dispute resolution among employees, and caring for patients’ needs and personal information
  • Display effective oral and written communication skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate decision choices, challenges and issues confronting managers in the healthcare industry today.
  • Identify, analyze, and compare theories and practices of ethics and professionalism in the healthcare setting.
  • Apply financial management concepts in the healthcare industry setting
  • Understand the framework in which healthcare services are produced, coordinated, consumed, and reimbursed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning and decision making in the healthcare organizations