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This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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Program: B.S., Health Administration


The B.S. in Health Administration degree program provides initial preparation for careers in health services administration, and for those already employed an opportunity to continue their professional advancement. The undergraduate curriculum also prepares the individual to enter the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) degree program. Further education at the graduate level often is necessary to assume advanced management and policy-making roles in healthcare and related organizations. The Association of University Programs in Health Administration certifies the undergraduate Health Administration program.

Mission Statement

The mission of the B.S. in Health Administration is to prepare a diverse student body for careers in healthcare management and related disciplines. With a focus on learning-centered courses, community partnerships, research, advocacy and scholarship, the Health Administration program aims to educate students for professional positions and thus enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare and related organizations and improve the delivery of healthcare services.

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Courses (19 units)

2. Upper Division Health Sciences Department Core (10 units)

Note: A minimum grade of “C-” is required in all Upper Division required courses.

HSCI 314 Organization and Delivery of Health Services (3)
HSCI 390/L Biostatistics and Lab (3/1)
HSCI 488 Epidemiology: Study of Disease (3)

3. Upper Division Required Health Administration Courses (33 units)

Note: A minimum grade of “C-” is required in all Upper Division required courses.

HSCI 312 Introduction to Health Administration (3)
HSCI 313 Health Administration (3)
HSCI 391 Computer Applications in Health Sciences (3)
HSCI 412 Medical Care Organization in the United States (3)
HSCI 413 Leadership and Direction in the Administration of Health Services (3)
HSCI 414 Health Law (3)
HSCI 415 Health Information Systems (3)
HSCI 416 Utilization of Professional and Allied Health Personnel (3)
HSCI 424 Health Planning (3)
HSCI 425 Financial Planning and Reimbursement in Healthcare (3)
HSCI 494/IN Academic Internship (2/1)

4. Required Health Administration Electives (9 units minimum)

Select a minimum of 9 units—with prior advisor approval.

5. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.

Total Units Required in Major: 71

General Education Units: 41-44

Required Additional Units: 5-8

Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree: 120


Chair: Anita M. Slechta
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Student Learning Outcomes

The major provides a curriculum contemporary and relevant to evidence-based health administration practice and that meets national standards for excellence. Graduates of the undergraduate program in  in Health Administration will demonstrate:

  1. Mastery of the conceptual and technical knowledge and skills relevant to successful health administration practice and that meet national standards for certification by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
  2. Mastery of the analytical, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required for successful practice.
  3. An ability to integrate classroom knowledge and skills and be able to bridge the gap to the professional practice of health administration.
  4. An appreciation of the importance of professional ethics and continual professional growth.
  5. An ability to assume entry-level staff and management positions in health services organizations.