Healthcare Administration - B.S.
The Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers in hospital and nursing home administration, quality improvement, health marketing and communication, health program management, health consulting, and health policy at both the state and federal levels. This program is a joint degree between the College of Health & Wellness and the College of Business. Students in this program focus on data-driven solutions in healthcare administration. The program also prepares students who are interested in entry into graduate programs such as health policy and management, public health, and other areas of business.
Students in this program engage in a systems thinking approach and engage in coursework that focuses on the innovation of policy, financing, and delivery in healthcare systems by utilizing courses focused on data analytics. The curriculum has a strong foundation in public health principles along with additional coursework in economics, accounting, and research methods. This B.S. degree program in Healthcare Administration exposes students to coursework across all colleges at the university, providing for a comprehensive skillset that can be implemented when working to improve healthcare for the population.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Describe the legal and ethical principles of healthcare organizations that apply to individual patient and community healthcare needs.
- Evaluate the major components of healthcare system financing and delivery of the U.S. Healthcare System.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to develop policy and implement effective healthcare decision-making.
- Integrate cultural competency and sensitivity in the organization and delivery of healthcare services.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|HSC1010||Introduction to Health Professions||1|
|HSC1230||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HSC2310||Introduction to Healthcare in the United States||3|
|HSC2330||Healthcare Organizational Theory and Management||3|
|HSC2400||Research Methods for Health Science||3|
|HSC3300||Comparative Healthcare Systems||3|
|HSC3410||Quality Improvement in Healthcare Organizations||3|
|HSC3430||Healthcare Research Ethics||3|
|HSC4100||Health Policy, Ethics and the Law||3|
|HSC4310||Innovations in Healthcare Finance and Delivery Systems||3|
|HSC4900||Data and Evidence in Health: Research Capstone||3|
|Choose 6 credits from the following:||6|
|College of Health & Wellness Internship Ic|
|Directed Experiential Education D|
|Related Professional Studies|
|DMSM2025||Introduction to Data Visualization||3|
|DMSM2050||Spreadsheets for Data Analysis||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communication Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts & Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
|Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
One course from ANTH, ECON, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, RES or SOC
Two courses with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|12 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||12|
IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000 level courses
Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?