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Health Administration Major, B.A.A.; B.S.

B.A.A. degree; B.S. degree
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This major prepares students for entry level administrative positions in a variety of health settings. It also prepares individuals who have preparation in an allied health field for middle management positions such as department head or supervisor.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Health Administration Major, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  2. A grade of B- or better in each of the five Health Administration preparatory courses (ACC 201 or 250, STA 282QR or PSY 211QR, COM 267 or COM 357, ENG 101 and ENG 201). Students may not register for other HSC Health Administration courses on the major without first being accepted into the major or having a formal Intent-to-Major form completed. The total credits in preparatory courses to declare the major is 15 credit hours. Students are reminded that some courses may have additional prerequisites before they can enroll in the course.
  3. TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT) exam is required if a student is from a non-English speaking country. Applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 94 with the following minimum scores:
    • Reading 22 minimum
    • Listening 22 minimum
    • Speaking 26 minimum
    • Writing 24 minimum
  4. Written evidence of consulting with a Health Administration advisor.
  5. Completion of at least 30 semester hours of college coursework.

Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students must maintain a Major GPA of 2.67 or higher.
  2. Students must earn a grade of C+ or higher in each major course. Credit/no credit coursework will not count on any course on this major, except for the internship experience (HSC 595).
  3. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher.

If a student does not meet the Admission Requirements or does not continue to meet the Retention Standards, he/she may request an exception to the policy by completing the required form and submitting to the Division Director for consideration. The request for an exception must state the rationale for the exception and any documentation needed to support the exception, including any plans, if any, for correcting deficiencies.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (45 hours)

HSC 203WILeadership for the Health Professions

3(3-0)

HSC 317Community Health

3(3-0)

HSC 333Managing the Health of Populations

3(3-0)

HSC 500Health Informatics

3(3-0)

HSC 507Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems

3(3-0)

HSC 520Health Services Administration

3(3-0)

HSC 538WIDevelopment of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration

3(3-0)

HSC 544Biostatistics

3(2-1)

HSC 545Health Planning

3(3-0)

HSC 570Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations

3(3-0)

HSC 571Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations

3(3-0)

HSC 572Quality Improvement in Health Services

3(3-0)

HSC 595Health Administration Internship

6(6-0)

MKT 300Introduction to Marketing

3(3-0)

Other Requirement (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3(3-0)

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics

3(3-0)

ECO 203Microeconomic Principles for Business

3(3-0)

Electives (6 hours)

Select from the following courses or other courses approved by the student’s major advisor:

HDF 247Introduction to Gerontology

3(3-0)

HSC 201Medical Terminology

3(3-0)

HSC 516Travel Course in Health Education

1-5(Spec)

HSC 526Behavioral Health

3(3-0)

HSC 454International Health Systems, Organizations and Policy

3(3-0)

HSC 581Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations

3(3-0)

HSC 591Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care

3(3-0)

HSC 592Administration Issues in Long-Term Care

3(3-0)

HSC 593Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration

3(3-0)

Total: 54 semester hours