Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares graduates for career advancement in the administrative and management sectors of the healthcare industry.

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For a limited time, we are waiving the cost of PRC 101, our three-week orientation course that is required for most undergraduate students and helps you explore career opportunities. It also makes you eligible to earn a Google Career Certificate, the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate, and take additional courses through our partnership with Coursera at no cost. This means you can earn up to 22 credits for free, which can save you more than $13,000 in tuition (and even more in books).

What You Can Expect

Careers in Healthcare 

Graduates of the BS in Healthcare Administration program are talented leaders that are making a positive impact in their organizations as directors and leaders focused on the business-side of healthcare, including finance, human resources, information systems, medical staff relations, and patient care services .

Many also continue their education with a Master's in Healthcare Administration or the MBA program

For more information about potential healthcare careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Healthcare Careers page.

Program at a Glance:



Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree


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See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

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*Tuition is based on current Peirce College tuition and does not include fees or books.

Bachelor’s to Master’s:

Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned for this program at the undergraduate rate that also apply to the MS in Organizational Leadership and Management.Learn more.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the BS in Healthcare Administration program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate major components of the U.S. healthcare delivery system and related organizations.
  2. Illustrate how socio-cultural, economic, and political factors affect the health of a population.
  3. Summarize the health policy making process and evaluate current health policy.
  4. Manage administrative, clinical, and financial systems.
  5. Demonstrate select project management skills.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools for fiscal management.
  7. Interpret and apply ethical principles relevant to the U.S. healthcare system.
  8. Use medical vocabulary and identify the structure and function of the human body.
  9. Interpret management theories and principles and apply them to a healthcare setting.
  10. Model leadership skills and behavior.
  11. Analyze data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
  12. Apply quality management tools.


B.S. Degree in Healthcare Administration Curriculum

For course requirements and prerequisite information, refer to the individual course descriptions in the College Catalog.

Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHumanities/History Core (choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCI 240Anatomy & Physiology I3
SCI 250Anatomy & Physiology II3
ECO 101Macroeconomics3
ECO 102Microeconomics3
GEN EDGeneral Education Core (choose 1)3

HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HCA 101Introduction to Healthcare Administration3
ACC 105Fundamentals of Accounting3
HIT 200Statistical Applications in Healthcare3
HCA 210Healthcare Delivery in the US3
HIT 218Healthcare Reimbursement3
HCA 220Cultural Awareness for Health and Human Services Professionals3
HIT 230Information Systems for Health Information Technology3
HCA 240Healthcare Law and Ethics3
HIA 310Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare3
HCA 320Public and Community Healthcare3
HCA 335Healthcare Marketing3
HCA 445Healthcare Economics3
HIA 340Health and Human Services Research Methods3
HIA 350Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange3
HIA 480Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare3
HCA 460Health Policy3
HCA 480Healthcare Administration Capstone3
ELEElective Course (choose 8)24

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

Careers in Healthcare Administration

Graduates of the Healthcare Administration Degree Program are talented leaders that are making a positive impact in their organizations. And they can continue their education with a Master's of Science in Healthcare Administration. Join other Peirce graduates that hold careers as hospital facilities staff, medical assistants and insurance and claims specialists.

Pursue a career in one of the most vital industries in the Philadelphia region. Graduates specialize in roles like finance, human resources, information systems, medical staff relations, patient care services and more. For more information about potential healthcare careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Healthcare Careers page.

Apply to the Healthcare Administration Degree Program Today

“Given poor economic conditions and growth in healthcare jobs, our students realize this is an opportune time to enroll in formal education programs. The successful student will practice effective time management and study skills, which are necessary to meet the demands of accelerated coursework.”

Stephanie A. Donovan
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

Interested in a degree in Healthcare Administration? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.

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