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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Health Services Administration

As the health care system in the United States expands to meet growing demand for medical care, the demand is growing for administrators to manage health care facilities. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Services Administration prepares the graduate for employment in the Health Care Service industry in an administrative capacity. Among the potential places of employment include hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical group practices, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, community health centers, emergency care centers, and other health care provider offices.

Required Courses for Bachelor of Health Science Degree – Health Services Administration


I. Health Sciences Core Content Courses (12 hours)    

  • BIOL      4311      Pathophysiology
  • BIOL      4351      General Pharmacology
  • HLTH     4600      Health Sciences Internship (Health Services Administration) [UD UCA Core: Z]

II. Related Required Courses (41 hours):

  • 12 hours of Biology, including at least 4 hours of Anatomy and Physiology. 
  • BIOL      ____        Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL      ____      ___________________________________
  • BIOL      ____      ___________________________________
  • CHEM      1402      General Chemistry for Health Sciences &
  • CHEM      2450      Introduction Organic & Biochemistry OR     
  • CHEM      1450      College Chemistry I CHEM 1451   College Chemistry II
  • HLTH       4301      Health Education in a Medical Care Setting
  • HLTH       4370      Administration of Health Programs [UD UCA Core: C]
  • HSC          3123     Medical Terminology
  • PHYS       1410      College Physics I &
  • PHYS       1420      College Physics II
  • PSYC       1300      General Psychology

Statistics: PSYC 2330, MATH 2311 or SOC 2321 – Choose One

  • PSYC       2330      Statistics
  • MATH      2311      Statistical Methods
  • SOC          2321     Social Statistics
  • BUS          2330     Business Statistics (preferred course for this degree)

III.      Health Services Administration Emphasis Courses  (24 hours):

  • ACCT      2310       Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT      2311       Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON      2320      Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON      2321      Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN          3330      Managing Finance & Capital [UD UCA Core: I]
  • MGMT    3340      Managing People & Work [UD UCA Core: D]
  • MIS         2343      Desktop Decision Support Tech
  • MKTG    3350       Principles of Marketing

IV. Health Sciences Electives (6 hours):

  • HLTH      3300      Methods & Materials [UD UCA Core: C]
  • HLTH      3301      The Health Education Profession [UD UCA Core: R]
  • HLTH      3305      Human Sexuality [UD UCA Core: D]
  • HLTH      3320      Epidemiological Research [UD UCA Core: I]
  • HLTH      3325      Disease Management
  • HLTH      4300      Community Health Problems
  • HLTH      4303      Environmental. Health Problems
  • HLTH      4305      Technology Applied to Health Sciences
  • HLTH      4312      Drug Education
  • HLTH      4320      Health Promotion & Intervention
  • HLTH      4331      Program Plan. & Evaluation
  • HLTH      4343      Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations [UD UCA Core: D]
  • HLTH      4395      Contemporary Health Concerns: Women [UD UCA Core: D]
  • HLTH      4396      Contemporary Health Concerns: Men [UD UCA Core: D]

Student must take additional courses to meet the Upper Division Core Requirements. These courses can be can be selected from the degree plan or from programs outside of Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Health Sciences – Health Services Administration requires students to pass 120 credit hours, including 40 credit hours of upper division course work.

BS in Health Administration Internship Packet: HSA Internship Book_2021