Bachelor of Science in Health Science Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science Administration degree prepares students to seek entry-level positions in a health-related field or to gain admission into a post baccalaureate program in a health-related field. The curriculum gives the individual a firm foundation in essential biological, chemical, physical, and social sciences, as well as effective management skills that are fundamental to administering allied health programs. Students are encouraged to consult the admissions requirements of prospective graduate schools when planning their undergraduate programs. Requirements may vary somewhat among different schools and programs.

Program Outcomes
Graduates from the Health Science Administration program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper experimental and scientific methodologies including laboratory and safety skills;
  • Demonstrate critical reading, thinking, and communication skills using language specific to their personal goals, and specific to their degree program;
  • Demonstrate specific knowledge of material and information appropriate for professionals within their chosen degree;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reading skills in the analysis of data using appropriate technology to their chosen degree; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge into a personalized emerging body of scientific knowledge.

Program Requirements

  • Total Minimum Credits Required: 135 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 49 credits
  • Major Requirements: 50 credits
  • Administration Requirements: 36-39 credits

Major Course Requirements (50 credits required):
BIO 103 Principles of General Biology I (4 credits)
BIO 104 Principles of General Biology II (4 credits)
BIO 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO 206 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
CHE 151 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHE 152 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
PHY 201 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 202 College Physics II (4 credits)
MAT 227 Pre-Calculus (3 credits)
MAT 332 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 304 Lifespan Development (3 credits) OR
PSY 303 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
HCA 221 Health Care Practicum (3 credits) OR
HCA 402 Health Care Internship (3-6 credits)

Administration Requirements (36-39 credits):
HCA 281 Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues (3 credits)
HCA 305 The US Health Care System (3 credits)
HCA 311 Health Care Finance & Information Systems (3 credits)
HCA 322 Health Care Ethics & Medical Law (3 credits)
HCA 340 Managing Health and Human Services (3 credits)
HCA 375 Continuous Quality Monitoring & Accreditation (3 credits)
HCA 415 Community & Public Health (3 credits)
HCA 421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation (3 credits)
HCA 402 Health Care Internship (3-6 credits) OR
HCA 221 Practicum in Health Care (3 credits)

Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

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Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation

Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation


Information regarding cohort retention, persistence, and graduation data for campus Bachelor’s degree-level students can be found at the following link: Campus Bachelor's Data. Additional disaggregated views of cohort retention, persistence, and graduation for students in all degree levels and modalities are also available.