Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Degree | Peirce College

Bachelors in Healthcare Administration Degree at Peirce College

Hands-on Experience for a Leading Role in Healthcare

Develop your leadership skills with Peirce’s Healthcare Administration degree.

Your Healthcare Administration Degree

Peirce College has provided practical, career-related education since 1865. Our Healthcare Administration degree is an ideal choice if you’re looking to start or advance your career on the business side of healthcare.

At Peirce, the bachelor's in Healthcare Administration degree prepares you for an administrative or management career in settings like hospitals, ambulatory care, healthcare insurance companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The healthcare industry is evolving and in need of dynamic people – are you ready for a leading role?

Gain practical skills and develop a solid foundation for a future managing and improving healthcare organizations. With Peirce, you can study on your own terms with flexible classes available online, here on our Center City Philadelphia campus and a combination of both. 

Take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career with our bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration degree. Apply today.


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

PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 112 Speech Communication 3
COM 312 Practical Reasoning 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
HUM HUM Core (choose 1) 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
MAT 102 College Algebra 3
SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
ECO 101 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102 Microeconomics 3
GEN ED General Education Core (choose 1) 3
HIT 100 Medical Terminology 3
HCA 101 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3
ACC 105 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 3
HIT 200 Statistical Applications in Healthcare 3
HCA 210 Healthcare Delivery in the US 3
HIT 218 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HCA 220 Cultural Competency for Healthcare Professionals 3
HIT 230 Computer Systems for Health Information Technology 3
HCA 240 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
HIA 310 Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare 3
HCA 320 Public and Community Healthcare 3
HCA 340 Financing Healthcare 3
HIA 340 Healthcare Research Methods 3
HIA 350 Electronic Health Records 3
HIA 380 Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare 3
HCA 460 Health Policy 3
HCA 480 Healthcare Administration Capstone 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 8) 24



Meet Our Full-Time Faculty

Kathleen Watson, Dr.Ph. (Candidate)

Assistant Professor, Health Programs and Criminal Justice Studies

B.A., Towson University 
M.A., Columbia University 
M.Ed., Columbia University 
Dr.Ph., (candidate), Drexel University 
Subject Area: Public Health, Health Policy, Research Methodology, Mental Health

Careers in Healthcare Administration 

Graduates of the Healthcare Administration Program are talented leaders that are making a positive impact in their organizations. 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.

Success Stories

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“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.