Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Healthcare Administration, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities in the health care field by providing the management skills necessary for success. By designing a degree plan using electives in such areas as computer science, marketing, education, business administration, accounting, human resource management, and information systems, the student may pursue specific areas of interest. Students can also use electives to design a degree plan that will satisfy entrance requirements for admission to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, public health, law, and business. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the health care delivery system from a historical, comparative, economic, cultural, and ethical perspective.
  • Employ a variety of business and management skills and techniques including marketing, financial management, law, and information management to effectively and efficiently advance the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrate creativity in defining, negotiating, and solving problems.
  • Communicate and educate, using the most current information and communication technology.

Program Requirements for Healthcare Administration

Prior to designation as a BSHA major, students must meet with the advisor to create a degree completion and minor area of specialization plan

BS Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements


Sem. Hrs.

  1. Core Curriculum Program  
  2. Electives*
  3. Specialization 
  4. Healthcare Administration Major





Total 120

*Students generally have all core curriculum and supporting courses completed before admittance into the program. This includes a completed Core Curriculum, 18-22 hours of a specialization area, and 6-14 hours of other electives. Specialization hours may be taken concurrently with the Healthcare Administration Major courses. Advising approval is required prior to declaration of the Healthcare Administration Major.

Del Mar College– Articulation agreement details: See advising for assistance. 



1.    A scholastic grade point average of 2.25 is a minimum requirement in the upper division courses designated for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses in the BSHA major. 

2.    If a student earns a grade of D, F, or W in a healthcare administration course, that course must be repeated. A course in which a grade of less than C (i.e., D, F, or W, Withdrawal) was earned may be repeated only once. 

3.    A student who has earned a grade of less than C (i.e., D, F, or W, Withdrawal) in two courses or who has earned a grade of less than C (D, F, or W, Withdrawal) twice in the same course will be dismissed from the BSHA program. 

4.    Students receiving a grade of D, F, or W (Withdrawal) or I (Incomplete) in a course may not progress to courses for which that course is a prerequisite. 

Total Hours: 46

Specialization Area

Students must complete a designated minor in one of the following areas: 

  • Geographic Information Systems 22 sem. hrs. 
  • Computer Science 22 sem. hrs. 
  • Business Administration 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Accounting 18 sem. hrs. 
  • International Business 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Management Information Systems 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Education 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Marketing 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Communication Studies 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Public Relations 21 sem. hrs. 
  • Social Work 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Sociology 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Human Resource Management 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Psychology 18 sem. hrs. 
  • Environmental Science 20-22 sem. hrs. 
  • Management 18 sem. hrs. 

With approval, students can design a degree plan with an interdisciplinary area of specialization (18-22 hrs) or use electives to satisfy pre-professional school requirements.

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