Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Students having health care experience should begin study with either HSA 319 Health Care Finance, HSA 339 Health Law, or HSA 410 Management in Health Care. This experience requirement consists of at least five years of experience, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity. Otherwise, students should begin with HSA 301 The Health Care System, which is required prior to the six required courses in Health Care Administration. Students who wish to enroll in HSA courses without the experience requirement or the HSA 301 prerequisite may take the 400 level course work only with permission of the academic coordinator. In addition, HSA 499, Capstone in Health Service Administration is designed to be the final, course in the Health Service Administration program.

  • Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
  • Required Portfolio - Up To 30 Credits
  • Electives - Variable
  • BS in Health Services Administration 30 Credits

An Online Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program is also available.


Students pursing the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program are required to submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio.


Students should plan their programs with advisor assistance so that courses can be completed in the sequence which follows.

  • HSA 319 - Health Care Finance
  • HSA 339 - Health Law
  • HSA 410 - Management in Health Care
  • HSA 425 - Public and Community Health
  • HSA 475 - Issues in Health Care
  • HSA 499 - Capstone in Health Services Administration

Additional Requirements - 12 credits

These can be taken in any sequence or combination.

12 credits must be taken from the following courses (other courses with the approval of the HSA academic coordinator):

  • HSA 301 - The Health Care System
  • HSA 441 - Health Care for the Elderly
  • HSA 459 - Independent Study in Health Care
  • ADM - Any ADM prefix course
  • PSY 304 Essentials of Lifespan Development
  • PSY 329 - Understanding and Coping with Stress
  • PSY 410 - Group Dynamics and Decision-Making
  • PSY 417 - Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 423 - Industrial Psychology
  • PUB 404 - Concepts and Issues in Public Planning
  • PUB 406 - Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • PUB 409 - Contemporary Issues in Public Safety

Note:Up to six credits of related courses may also be accepted through General Administration, Behavioral Sciences, and Social Sciences discipline-specific portfolio credits and/or transfer credits to satisfy additional requirements.