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Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration

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

  • Save time and money by applying up to 90 transfer credits toward this degree.
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Earn credit for select Health Information Technology certifications.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that can lead to professional advancement and graduate-level study

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.

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

121

Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Format:

100% online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses

Cost:

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

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on 2019-2020 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.

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

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
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
HUMHUM 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

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HCA 101Introduction to Healthcare Administration3
ACC 105Accounting for Non-Financial Managers3
HIT 200Statistical Applications in Healthcare3
HCA 210Healthcare Delivery in the US3
HIT 218Healthcare Reimbursement3
HCA 220Cultural Competency for Healthcare Professionals3
HIT 230Computer 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 340Financing Healthcare3
HIA 340Healthcare Research Methods3
HIA 350Electronic Health Records3
HIA 380Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare3
HCA 460Health Policy3
HCA 480Healthcare Administration Capstone3
ELEElective Course (choose 8)24

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

Faculty Chair, Health Programs

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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