Program Overview

The program of study, while addressing a broad range of organizational principles and practices, also allows for individualized emphasis in areas such as Human Resource Administration, Health Services Administration or Organizational Leadership.

The objectives of the BS in Administration degree are:

  • to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in administrative theory and practice relevant to all organizations, whether private, public or non-profit
  • to meet the needs of adult learners by developing the administrative knowledge, skill and abilities that are associated with success in today's organizations
  • to meet the needs of employers by preparing adult learners to meet the challenging, complex and continually evolving environment of modern organizational workplaces
  • to instill in adult learners a desire for lifelong learning and to validate previous learning through experiential portfolio credit
  • to deliver the program in a format that allows for flexibility while maintaining academic integrity

Students who successfully complete the degree program will be able to:

  • understand and apply the contemporary administrative theories and practices they are related to public, non-profit and private organizations
  • effectively employ critical thinking methodology for analyzing and resolving organizational issues
  • demonstrate the communication skills required in today's diverse, team-oriented workplaces
  • integrate the leadership and interpersonal competencies that are essential for effective administration
  • synthesize the knowledge, skills and abilities that are associated with workplace success and to meet the organizational challenges of modern organizations

In completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Administration major, students will select either a major of 45 credits consisting of core coursework and an area of specialization; or a major of 30 credits of core coursework and the Experiential Learning Portfolio Option*.

Degree Requirements

  • Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
  • Major Core - 30 Credits
  • Specialization Option - 15 Credits
  • Portfolio Option - up to 30 Credits
  • Electives - Variable
  • Minimum Total Degree Requirements - 120 Credits
  • Major Core - 30 Credits

Required Courses - 18 Credits

  • ADM 303 - Administrative Theory & Practice
  • ADM 306 - Services Marketing
  • ADM 320 - Financial Administration
  • ADM 353 - Leadership Development
  • ADM 464 - Strategic Human Resource Administration
  • ADM 499 - Administrative Capstone Course

Additional Requirements - 12 Credits

Students must select courses from the following designated prefixes- (other courses with the approval of the academic coordinator.)

  • ADM - (any ADM prefix course)
  • PUB - (any PUB prefix course)
  • HSA - (any HSA prefix course)
  • IT - (190, 200, 310, 338, 320, 400, 403, 450, 420)
  • CS - (301, 426, 372, 407)
  • PLA - (300, 339, 343, 440)
  • NSE - 210

Note: Portfolio and/or Transfer Credits

The majority of a student's major coursework must be taken at Barry University. Students NOT choosing to do a specialization ARE REQUIRED to submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio in order to satisfy the degree requirements. Students may elect to pursue both a portfolio and a specialization. Up to six credits of related courses may be accepted in transfer or earned through General Administration, Social Sciences, Special Topics: Legal Studies and/or Computer Science discipline-specific portfolio credits to satisfy additional requirements.