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Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration

By pursuing your healthcare administration degree online, you can earn an education in a field that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of current and potential patients. When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree from Ashford University, you prepare yourself to pursue a variety of healthcare administration positions. Learn the academic and professional skills needed to build a solid foundation for career mobility among healthcare professionals

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What you will learn

Your bachelor’s in healthcare administration features an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, and explores health administration, regulation and financing, healthcare planning and health policy. You will also delve into the social, political, ethical, legal, and economic factors contributing to the complexity of the US healthcare system. Upon completion of your healthcare administration degree, 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 U.S. 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 healthcare industry in your bachelor’s in healthcare administration. Your curriculum will encompass subjects like managing healthcare workers, community and public health, and health issues' social implications. Your coursework can also focus on the healthcare industry as it relates to business if you decide to  add a specialization to your online healthcare administration degree. Explore the  master's degree 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

In addition to your bachelor’s in healthcare administration major courses, you have the opportunity to delve into a wide variety of relevant specializations. These options can give you the opportunity to excel in a specific area or niche in the healthcare administration industry. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations to take your:



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 Ashford Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration. In this video, Executive Dean Dr. Laura Sliwinski explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program. Some of the key healthcare administration degree issues discussed include:

  • Regulation
  • Finance
  • Policy
  • Information Systems

Careers in Health Care Administration

Your study of the topics listed above can prepare you for a gratifying career in healthcare administration. You will find a wealth of opportunities within the healthcare industry. Take a look at your potential career options.

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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.

Healthcare Administration Faculty & Support

Ashford’s qualified and distinguished healthcare administration faculty members are here to support you on your journey to earning your bachelor’s in healthcare administration. Many of the faculty members in Ashford’s healthcare administration program work or have worked in a range of healthcare systems and government agencies. Some professors still consult in healthcare organizations while they teach. You and your degree are given added value by having faculty and professors who have the necessary real word experience in healthcare administration.


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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.