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Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Policy

Students in the undergraduate Health Care Administration program gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and health care management practices. They develop skills through the curriculum and internships to prepare them primarily for entry level management positions in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.

Learning Objectives

  • Students are able to describe the nature of health care services, including the demographic, social, political, economic, technological, legal, ethical, professional and historic factors that influence the present and future direction of health care.
  • Students are able to describe the nature and function of health care organizations, including multi-institutional systems and managed care arrangements.
  • Students are able to describe the distribution and determinants of health and disease, including the influences of individual behavior, the environment, and health care technology in the prevention and progression of disease, as well as the restoration of health.
  • Students are able to describe managerial knowledge and skills of health care organization change, design, performance, strategic planning, marketing, problem-solving, decision making and leadership.
  • Students are able to apply basic quantitative abilities in health care financial management, computer literacy, operations analysis, management information systems, statistics and research methods.
  • Students are able to demonstrate the ability to integrate theories and practices of health care administration in the practice setting through a faculty-supervised practicum.