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Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree from Ashford University, you prepare yourself to pursue a variety of health care administration positions. Build a solid foundation for career mobility among health care professionals.

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What you will learn

Your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree features an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, and explores health administration, regulation and financing, health care planning and health policy. You will also delve into the social, political, ethical, legal, and economic factors contributing to the complexity of the US health care system. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the legal and ethical issues of healthcare systems
  • Explore cultural and social-demographic variables influencing the delivery of healthcare services
  • Examine the provision of healthcare services within a regulatory environment
  • Analyze the major financing systems of the US healthcare services
  • Analyze the major forces driving change in the healthcare system
  • Assess the major issues confronting community and public health services
  • Apply the theoretical dimensions of leadership within the health care environment

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Your Courses in Health Care Administration

Explore many facets of the rapidly expanding health care industry in the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration. Your curriculum will encompass subjects like managing health care workers, community and public health, and health issues' social implications. You can also add a specialization to your degree, or explore master's degrees in healthcare administration to provide further focus to your studies.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Specializations in Health Care Administration

You may choose to delve into other areas of health care administration when you add a specialization to your health care administration degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations:



Health Care Informatics Systems

Human Resources Management

Information Systems

International Management

Long-Term Care Management

Project Management

Public Administration

BA in Health Care Administration

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration. In this video, Associate Dean Dr. Laura Sliwinski explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in health care

Careers in Health Care Administration

You will find a wealth of opportunities within the health care industry. Take a look at your potential career options.

Health Care Administration Careers

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.